Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) (cont.)

Medical Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

The following table contains examples of oral contraceptives of different brands and categories:

MONOPHASIC PRODUCTS
BRAND NAME(S) ESTROGEN PROGESTIN
Alesse-28 ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Apri ethinyl estradiol desogestrel
Aviane ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Brevicon ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Demulen 1/35-21
Demulen 1/35-28
Demulen 1/50-21
Demulen 1/50-28
ethinyl estradiol ethynodiol diacetate
Desogen ethinyl estradiol desogestrel
Genora 1/35 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Genora 1/50 mestranol norethindrone
Levlite 28 ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Levlen 21
Levlen 28
ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Levora 0.15/30-21
Levora 0.15/30-28
ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Loestrin 21 1/20
Loestrin 21 1.5/30
Loestrin FE 1/20
Loestrin FE 1.5/30
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone acetate
Lo-Ovral 28
Ovral 28
ethinyl estradiol norgestrel
Low-Ogestrel 28
Ogestrel 0.5/50-28
ethinyl estradiol norgestrel
Microgestin 1/20
Microgestin 1.5/30
Microgestin FE 1/20
Microgestin FE 1/5/30
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone acetate
Modicon ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Necon 0.5/35-21
Necon 0.5/35-28
Necon 1/50-21
Necon 1/50-28
Necon 1/35-21
Necon 1/35-28
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Nordette 28 ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Norinyl 1/50 mestranol norethindrone
Norinyl 1/35 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Nortrel 0.5/35
Nortrel 1/35
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Ortho-Cept ethinyl estradiol desogestrel
Ortho-Novum 1/35 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Ortho-Novum 1/50 mestranol norethindrone
Ortho-Cyclen ethinyl estradiol norgestimate
Ovcon 50
Ovcon 35
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Tri-Norinyl 28 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Yasmin 28 ethinyl estradiol drospirenone
Zovia 1/50E
Zovia 1/35E
ethinyl estradiol ethynodiol diacetate
BIPHASIC PRODUCTS
BRAND NAME(S) ESTROGEN PROGESTIN
Jenest 28 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Mircette ethinyl estradiol desogestrel
Necon 10/11-21
Necon 10/11-28
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Ortho-Novum 10/11 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
TRIPHASIC PRODUCTS
BRAND NAME(S) ESTROGEN PROGESTIN
Estrostep 21
Estrostep FE
ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Ortho Tri-Cyclen
Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO
ethinyl estradiol norgestimate
Tri-Levlen 21
Tri-Levlen 28
ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Tri-Norinyl 28 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone
Triphasil 28 ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Trivora 28 ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
24-4 PREPARATIONS (24 days of hormone pills and 4 days of placebo pills)
Yaz ethinyl estradiol drospirenone
Lo Estrin 24-4 ethinyl estradiol norethindrone acetate
EXTENDED-CYCLE PREPARATIONS
Seasonale ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
Seasonique ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel
PROGESTIN-ONLY PRODUCTS
BRAND NAME(S) ESTROGEN PROGESTIN
Micronor   norethindrone
Nor-QD   norethindrone
Ovrette   norgestrel

Previous contributing medical author: Carolyn Janet Crandall, MD, MS, FACP

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2011



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.


Back to Medications Index

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!