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Medications for Birth Control (Contraception)

Drugs associated with Birth Control

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Birth Control: The prevention of conception or impregnation.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Mirena Rx X N X 1109 reviews
7.0

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
NuvaRing Rx X N X 654 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Yaz Rx X N X 199 reviews
6.0

Generic name: drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lo Loestrin Fe Rx X N X 612 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Depo-Provera Rx X N 428 reviews
5.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sprintec Rx X N X 427 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ortho Evra Rx X N X 247 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Rx X N X 84 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Rx X N X 194 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Yasmin Rx X N X 70 reviews
6.0

Generic name: drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lutera Rx X N X 206 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aviane Rx X N X 256 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Nexplanon Rx X N 1632 reviews
6.0

Generic name: etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tri-Sprintec Rx X N X 263 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Depo-Provera Contraceptive Rx X N 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Loestrin 24 Fe Rx X N X 360 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Seasonique Rx X N X 147 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
TriNessa Rx X N X 184 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Implanon Rx X N 1349 reviews
6.0

Generic name: etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 Rx X N X 290 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Apri Rx X N X 217 reviews
5.0

Generic name: desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel Rx X N X 1422 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Lutera, Aviane, Seasonique, Seasonale, Levora, Camrese, Jolessa, Quasense, Orsythia, Trivora, Amethia, Levlen, Portia, Amethyst, Trivora-28, Chateal, Enpresse, Lessina, LoSeasonique, Sronyx, Altavera, Nordette, Triphasil, CamreseLo, Falmina, Introvale, Levonest, Marlissa, Myzilra, Triphasil-28, Amethia Lo, Ashlyna, Aubra, Daysee, Delyla, Kurvelo, Levlite, Levonest-28, Quartette, Setlakin, Vienva

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Minastrin 24 Fe Rx X N X 158 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mononessa Rx X N X 80 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
medroxyprogesterone Rx X N 442 reviews
5.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Brand names:  Depo-Provera, Depo-Provera Contraceptive, Provera, depo-subQ provera 104

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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