STL Index for: Norethindrone Acetate
Acne Treatment: Other Types of Birth Control Pills
Progestin only and combination pills are discussed in this article. Monophasic, biphasic, and triphasic pills are considered and listed.
Update on Drugs and Drug News: November 2001
Update on: Etanercept Enbrel® Clindamycin 1%, Benzoyl Peroxide 5% BenzaClin™ Ethinylestradiol & Norethindrone Acetate Estrostep Desloratadine Aerius™ & Neoclarityn™ Agalsidase Alfa Replagal™ Ciprofloxacin Butenafine HCl Mentax®
Oral Contraceptives in the Treatment of Acne
Oral contraceptives (OCs) can reduce acne by lowering the production of adrenal and ovarian androgens, by inhibiting 5- alpha-reductase, which in turn, reduces the levels of dihydrotestosterone, and by stimulating sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), thus reducing the levels of free testosterone.