My insurance won't cover ortho and... they put me on apri saying they are equivalents. It sucks
18 Mar 2011
Can you explain what you mean by it sucks? Maybe I can help point you in the right direction.
As for your question. Yes, it is the same. Apri is one of the brands that are equivalent to orthro-cept. The names Apri, Orthro-Cept, Desogen, Solia, and Reclipsen are all interchangeable. Several companies manufacture the exact same product to compete with each other. Under the law they have to be equivalent in your body.
When looking for the right birth control there are 2 things to look for.
1) The amount of estrogen
2) The type of progestin
Changes in these will make different side effects and have different effects overall.
If you can tell me whats going on I can figure out options you can talk with your doctor about.
I actually put together a comprehensive list and comparison of all the available birth controls - Thank you for helping me put it to use!
Brian PharmD Candidate
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