Oral contraceptives

A. Combined (estrogen-progestin) oral contraceptives are reliable, and they have noncontraceptive benefits, which include reduction in dysmenorrhea, iron deficiency, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer.

Combination Oral Contraceptives

Drug

Progestin, mg

Estrogen

Monophasic combinations

Ortho-Novum 1 /35 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Ovcon 35 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.4)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Brevicon 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Modicon 28

Norethindrone (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Necon 0.5/35E 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Nortrel 0.5/35 28

Norethindrone (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Necon 1 /35 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Norinyl 1 /35 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Nortrel 1 /35 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Loestrin 1 /20 21, 28

Norethindrone acetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Microgestin 1 /20 28

Norethindrone acetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Loestrin 1.5/30 21, 28

Norethindrone acetate (1.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Microgestin 1.5/30 28

Norethindrone acetate (1.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Alesse 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Aviane 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Lessina 28

Levonorgestrel (0.1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Levlite 28

Levonorgestrel (0.1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20)

Necon 1/50 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Mestranol (50)

Norinyl 1150 21, 28

Norethindrone (1)

Mestranol (50)

Ortho-Novum 1/50 28

Norethindrone (1)

Mestranol (50)

Ovcon 50 28

Norethindrone (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (50)

Cyclessa 28

Desogestrel (0.1)

Ethinyl estradiol (25)

Apri 28

Desogestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Desogen 28

Desogestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Drug

Progestin, mg

Estrogen

Ortho-Cept 21, 28

Desogestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Yasmin 28

Drospirenone (3)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Demulen 1 /35 21, 28

Ethynodiol diacetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Zovia 1 /35 21, 28

Ethynodiol diacetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Demulen 1/50 21, 28

Ethynodiol diacetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (50)

Zovia 1 /50 21, 28

Ethynodiol diacetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (50)

Levlen 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Levora 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Nordette 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Ortho-Cyclen 21, 28

Norgestimate (0.25)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Lo/Ovral 21, 28

Norgestrel (0.3)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Low-Ogestrel 21, 28

Norgestrel (0.3)

Ethinyl estradiol (30)

Ogestrel 28

Norgestrel (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (50)

Ovral 21, 28

Norgestrel (0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (50)

Seasonale

Levonorgestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (0.03)

Multiphasic Combinations

Kariva 28

Desogestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (20, 0, 10)

Mircette 28

Desogestrel (0.15)

Ethinyl estradiol (20, 0, 10)

Tri-Levlen 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.05, 0.075, 0.125)

Ethinyl estradiol (30, 40, 30)

Triphasil 21, 28

Levonorgestrel (0.05, 0.075, 0.125)

Ethinyl estradiol (30, 40, 30)

Trivora 28

Levonorgestrel (0.05, 0.075, 0.125)

Ethinyl estradiol (30, 40, 30)

Necon 10/11 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.5, 1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Ortho-Novum 10/11 28

Norethindrone (0.5, 1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.5, 0.75, 1)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Tri-Norinyl 21, 28

Norethindrone (0.5, 1, 0.5)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

Estrostep 28

Norethindrone acetate (1)

Ethinyl estradiol (20, 30, 35)

Ortho Tri-Cyclen 21, 28

Norgestimate (0.18, 0.215, 0.25)

Ethinyl estradiol (35)

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