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Contraceptives

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Contraceptives are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives consist of one or more synthetic female sex hormones (estrogen and progestin or progestin only). These sex hormones prevent pregnancy by blocking the normal process of ovulation. They may also alter the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that it is unable to support a fertilized egg and they change the mucus in the cervix so that it is hard for the sperm to travel hence conception is less likely should ovulation occur.

These hormones are either taken as regular doses in pill form (oral contraceptives), or are administered through the skin by means of a patch impregnated with hormones. They can also be given by three monthly injections of a long acting progestin, or by subcutaneous implants of progestin. They are also available as hormonal intrauterine devices and vaginal rings.

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depo-subQ provera 104 (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
1 review
   
10
Elinest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
1 review
   
10
Estrostep Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
10
Nordette (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
10
Pimtrea (More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
2 reviews
   
10
Zeosa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
10
Zovia 1 / 50 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
1 review
   
10
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
10 reviews
   
9.6
Triphasil (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
9.5
Demulen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
4 reviews
   
9.0
Plan B (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
425 reviews
   
9.0
Syeda (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
9.0
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
351 reviews
   
8.9
Ovcon 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
8.8
Cyclafem 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
8.3
Ortho-Novum 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
8.3
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
32 reviews
   
8.2
Aranelle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Cyclafem 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Introvale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
8.0
Microgestin 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
8.0
Modicon (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
8.0
Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
11 reviews
   
8.0
Ortho Cyclen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
37 reviews
   
8.0
Tri-Legest Fe (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Lybrel (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
10 reviews
   
7.9
Trivora (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
11 reviews
   
7.8
Azurette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
6 reviews
   
7.7
Femcon Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
7.7
Ortho Evra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin
253 reviews
   
7.7
Zovia 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
5 reviews
   
7.6
Enskyce (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
2 reviews
   
7.5
Loestrin 1 / 20 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
14 reviews
   
7.5
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
554 reviews
   
7.3
Low-Ogestrel-21 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
3 reviews
   
7.2
Alyacen 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
7.0
Caziant (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
7.0
Junel 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
7.0
Kelnor 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
0 reviews
   
7.0
Microgestin 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
38 reviews
   
7.0
Wera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
7.0
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,385 reviews
   
6.9
Necon 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
30 reviews
   
6.9
NuvaRing (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
665 reviews
   
6.9
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
   
6.8
Beyaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
114 reviews
   
6.8
Generess Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
126 reviews
   
6.8
Lo / Ovral-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.8
Lutera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
221 reviews
   
6.8
Ocella (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
104 reviews
   
6.8
Ortho-Cept (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
14 reviews
   
6.8
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
69 reviews
   
6.8
Yasmin (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
151 reviews
   
6.8
Yaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
382 reviews
   
6.8
Aviane (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
299 reviews
   
6.7
Desogen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
23 reviews
   
6.7
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
23 reviews
   
6.7
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
33 reviews
   
6.7
Mononessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
111 reviews
   
6.7
Necon 1 / 50 (Pro, More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.7
Natazia (Pro, More...)
generic name: dienogest/estradiol
36 reviews
   
6.6
femhrt (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
6.5
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
239 reviews
   
6.5
Portia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
60 reviews
   
6.5
TriNessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
267 reviews
   
6.5
Zarah (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
46 reviews
   
6.5
Levora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
139 reviews
   
6.4
Loestrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
617 reviews
   
6.4
Lo Loestrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
654 reviews
   
6.4
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
125 reviews
   
6.4
Tri-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
407 reviews
   
6.4
Gianvi (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
149 reviews
   
6.3
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,376 reviews
   
6.3
Seasonale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
24 reviews
   
6.3
Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
521 reviews
   
6.3
Altavera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
6.2
Kariva (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
68 reviews
   
6.2
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
376 reviews
   
6.2
Mircette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
8 reviews
   
6.2
Reclipsen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
103 reviews
   
6.2
Zovia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
36 reviews
   
6.2
Alesse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
98 reviews
   
6.1
Jolessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
90 reviews
   
6.1
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
62 reviews
   
6.1
Gildess 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
6.0
Junel 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
6.0
Mono-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
2 reviews
   
6.0
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,739 reviews
   
6.0
Nortrel 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
6.0
Quasense (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
33 reviews
   
6.0
Safyral (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
58 reviews
   
6.0
TriNessa Lo (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
4 reviews
   
6.0
Zenchent (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Apri (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
233 reviews
   
5.9
Falmina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
5.9
Sronyx (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
97 reviews
   
5.9
Tri-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
7 reviews
   
5.9
Balziva (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
5.8
Seasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
244 reviews
   
5.8
CamreseLo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
5.7
Chateal (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
72 reviews
   
5.7
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
19 reviews
   
5.7
Lo / Ovral (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
11 reviews
   
5.6
Cryselle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
85 reviews
   
5.5
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
5 reviews
   
5.5
Necon 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
5.5
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
58 reviews
   
5.4
LoSeasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
106 reviews
   
5.4
Orsythia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
136 reviews
   
5.4
Aubra (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
17 reviews
   
5.3
Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
14 reviews
   
5.3
Cyclessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
6 reviews
   
5.2
Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
26 reviews
   
5.2
Minastrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
164 reviews
   
5.2
Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
5.2
Tri-Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
114 reviews
   
5.2
Velivet (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
20 reviews
   
5.2
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
18 reviews
   
5.1
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
842 reviews
   
5.1
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
51 reviews
   
5.1
Amethia Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
5.0
Dasetta 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
5.0
Gildess Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
164 reviews
   
5.0
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
2 reviews
   
5.0
Camrese (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
50 reviews
   
4.9
Lessina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
4.9
Loestrin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
7 reviews
   
4.8
Loryna (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
14 reviews
   
4.8
Ogestrel-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
5 reviews
   
4.8
Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
16 reviews
   
4.8
Tri-Lo-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
25 reviews
   
4.6
Viorele (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
12 reviews
   
4.4
Amethia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
4.3
Larin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.3
Briellyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Tri-Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
3 reviews
   
4.0
Marlissa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
3.0
Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
26 reviews
   
2.5
Amethyst (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
2.0
Tri-Lo-Estarylla (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
1 review
   
2.0
Jinteli (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
1.0
Philith (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
1.0
Triphasil-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
1.0
Vestura (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
1.0
Alyacen 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Bekyree (More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Brevicon (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Cesia (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Cyred (More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Dasetta 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Daysee (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Delyla (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Emoquette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Enpresse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Gildagia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Gildess 1.5 / 30 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Jevantique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Juleber (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Kimidess (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Kurvelo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Larin Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Leena (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Levlite (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Levonest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Levonest-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Loestrin 21 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Lo Minastrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Lunelle (More...)
generic name: estradiol/medroxyprogesterone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Myzilra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Norinyl 1+50 (More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Ogestrel (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Ortho-Novum 1 / 50 (More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
1 review
   
0.0
Pirmella 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Pirmella 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Preven EC (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Quartette (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Setlakin (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Solia (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tilia Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Legest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Lo-Marzia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Norinyl (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Triphasil-21 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Trivora-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Wymzya Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Zenchent Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
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