Evaluation of Delestrogen and Parlodel as a luteolytic agent in humans

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  • Ten women ages 22 to 39 years were treated with a single injection of Delestrogen on day 19 of the menstrual cycle and increasing doses of Parlodel on days 19 to 23. This treatment resulted in a shortening of the luteal phase and a decrease in the production of progesterone and had no effect on serum luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), or prolactin levels. Side effects reported with this therapy included lethargy, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, depression, and nasal congestion. These preliminary clinical data suggest a combination of estrogen and bromocriptine regimen is luteolytic and may be useful as an interceptive/abortifacient preparation in the human being.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 16452169
  • Author List

  • Blackwell RE; Boots LR; Potter HD
  • Start Page

  • 213
  • End Page

  • 217
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 2