Product Overview

Alternative Name: Saheli, Ormeloxifene, Chhaya

Development Status: Limited Market Approval

Target: Female

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Oral

Duration Type: Short-acting, Emergency

Description: A non-hormonal oral contraceptive available only in India. It is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It is also used for management of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) and as an emergency contraceptive, in addition to use as a weekly contraceptive.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Post-development

Project Stage: Marketed

Began discovery in: 1977

Status Details:
  • Centchroman has been in use as a weekly oral contraceptive in India for nearly 20 years.
  • Clinical research activities underway to develop this product for management of osteoporosis and advanced breast cancer.

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