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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
Estrostep Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
10
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
10
Nordette (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
10
Norinyl 1+35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
10
Pimtrea (More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
10
Zeosa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
10
Zovia 1 / 50 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
1 review
   
10
Triphasil (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
9.5
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
209 reviews
   
9.3
Plan B (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
223 reviews
   
9.1
Demulen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
4 reviews
   
9.0
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1 review
   
9.0
Syeda (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
9.0
Ortho-Novum 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
8.8
Ovcon 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
8.8
Loestrin 1 / 20 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
10 reviews
   
8.6
Trivora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
7 reviews
   
8.6
Azurette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
4 reviews
   
8.5
Falmina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
8.5
Lybrel (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
9 reviews
   
8.5
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
26 reviews
   
8.4
Ortho Cyclen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
31 reviews
   
8.3
Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
7 reviews
   
8.1
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
139 reviews
   
8.1
Aranelle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Cyclafem 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Introvale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
8.0
Junel 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
8.0
Microgestin 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
8.0
Modicon (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
8.0
Ortho Evra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin
215 reviews
   
8.0
Tri-Legest Fe (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Seasonale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
15 reviews
   
7.9
Microgestin 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
27 reviews
   
7.8
Femcon Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
8 reviews
   
7.6
Zovia 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
5 reviews
   
7.6
Altavera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
7.5
Lutera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
178 reviews
   
7.3
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,079 reviews
   
7.3
Low-Ogestrel-21 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
3 reviews
   
7.2
Zarah (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
27 reviews
   
7.2
Lo Loestrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
407 reviews
   
7.1
Microgestin Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
28 reviews
   
7.1
Mononessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
73 reviews
   
7.1
NuvaRing (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
551 reviews
   
7.1
Yasmin (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
110 reviews
   
7.1
Alyacen 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
7.0
Balziva (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
7.0
Caziant (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
7.0
Generess Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
115 reviews
   
7.0
Kelnor 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
0 reviews
   
7.0
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
43 reviews
   
7.0
TriNessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
189 reviews
   
7.0
Yaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
336 reviews
   
7.0
Aviane (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
261 reviews
   
6.9
Beyaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
107 reviews
   
6.9
Desogen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
21 reviews
   
6.9
Natazia (Pro, More...)
generic name: dienogest/estradiol
33 reviews
   
6.9
Junel 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.8
Lo / Ovral-28 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.8
Mircette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
6 reviews
   
6.8
Necon 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
25 reviews
   
6.8
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
795 reviews
   
6.8
Junel Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
92 reviews
   
6.7
Levora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
118 reviews
   
6.7
Necon 1 / 50 (Pro, More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.7
Ocella (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
91 reviews
   
6.7
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
81 reviews
   
6.7
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
198 reviews
   
6.7
Quasense (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
23 reviews
   
6.7
Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
413 reviews
   
6.7
Alesse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
68 reviews
   
6.6
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,141 reviews
   
6.6
Jolessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
77 reviews
   
6.6
Loestrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
579 reviews
   
6.6
Low-Ogestrel-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
18 reviews
   
6.6
Tri-Lo-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
7 reviews
   
6.6
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
4 reviews
   
6.5
femhrt (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
6.5
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
278 reviews
   
6.5
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
28 reviews
   
6.5
Ortho-Cept (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
13 reviews
   
6.5
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
35 reviews
   
6.5
Sronyx (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
76 reviews
   
6.5
Tri-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
345 reviews
   
6.5
Apri (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
189 reviews
   
6.4
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.4
Gianvi (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
131 reviews
   
6.4
Junel Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
8 reviews
   
6.4
Portia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
46 reviews
   
6.4
Reclipsen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
76 reviews
   
6.4
Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
3 reviews
   
6.3
Kariva (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
55 reviews
   
6.3
Lo / Ovral (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
9 reviews
   
6.2
Safyral (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
56 reviews
   
6.2
Zovia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
31 reviews
   
6.2
Chateal (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
39 reviews
   
6.0
Cyclafem 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Enskyce (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
6.0
Gildess 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
6.0
Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
10 reviews
   
6.0
Loryna (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
4 reviews
   
6.0
Mono-Linyah (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
1 review
   
6.0
Seasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
213 reviews
   
6.0
Tri-Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
71 reviews
   
6.0
Zenchent (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Cryselle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
61 reviews
   
5.9
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
502 reviews
   
5.8
CamreseLo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
5.7
Cyclessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
5 reviews
   
5.7
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
16 reviews
   
5.7
Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
13 reviews
   
5.7
Minastrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
88 reviews
   
5.6
Aubra (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
5.5
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
39 reviews
   
5.5
LoSeasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
103 reviews
   
5.5
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
10 reviews
   
5.5
Necon 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
5.5
Orsythia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
97 reviews
   
5.5
Gildess Fe 1 / 20 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
65 reviews
   
5.4
Lessina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
7 reviews
   
5.4
Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
9 reviews
   
5.4
Nortrel 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
7 reviews
   
5.3
Camrese (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
21 reviews
   
5.2
Amethia Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
5.0
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
8 reviews
   
5.0
Dasetta 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
5.0
Ogestrel-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
5 reviews
   
4.8
Velivet (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
18 reviews
   
4.8
Amethia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
4.5
Briellyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Nortrel 0.5 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
4.0
Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
4.0
Viorele (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
4 reviews
   
4.0
Loestrin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
3.4
Larin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
3.0
Jinteli (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
1.0
Loestrin 21 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
1.0
Triphasil-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
1.0
Alyacen 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Amethyst (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
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
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
Elinest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
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
FaLessa (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/folic acid/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Genora 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
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
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Jenest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Jevantique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Kimidess (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 (Pro, 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
Loestrin Fe 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
Marlissa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Myzilra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Necon 0.5 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Necon 10 / 11 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Nelova 0.5 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Norethin 1 / 35 E (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Norinyl 1+50 (More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Norplant System (More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
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
Ovcon 35 Fe (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Ovcon 50 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Philith (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
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
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-Estarylla (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Legest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Lo-Marzia (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Norinyl (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
TriNessa Lo (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
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
Vestura (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
0.0
Wera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
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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