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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
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
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
9.8
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
349 reviews
   
9.0
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
292 reviews
   
9.0
Syeda (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
9.0
Ovcon 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
8.8
Ortho-Novum 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
8.3
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
30 reviews
   
8.2
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
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-Novum 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
10 reviews
   
8.0
Ortho Cyclen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
36 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
Ortho Evra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin
236 reviews
   
7.8
Azurette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
6 reviews
   
7.7
Femcon Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
8 reviews
   
7.7
Trivora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
10 reviews
   
7.6
Zovia 1 / 35 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
5 reviews
   
7.6
Cyclafem 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
7.5
Enskyce (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
2 reviews
   
7.5
Loestrin 1 / 20 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
13 reviews
   
7.5
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
366 reviews
   
7.5
Microgestin 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
35 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
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
7 reviews
   
7.0
Lutera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
203 reviews
   
7.0
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,274 reviews
   
7.0
Natazia (Pro, More...)
generic name: dienogest/estradiol
34 reviews
   
7.0
NuvaRing (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
619 reviews
   
7.0
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
55 reviews
   
7.0
Tri-Lo-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
8 reviews
   
7.0
Wera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
7.0
Desogen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
21 reviews
   
6.9
Necon 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
30 reviews
   
6.9
Ocella (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
102 reviews
   
6.9
Yasmin (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
134 reviews
   
6.9
Yaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
363 reviews
   
6.9
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
   
6.8
Beyaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
111 reviews
   
6.8
Falmina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
6.8
Generess Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
122 reviews
   
6.8
Lo / Ovral-28 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.8
Ortho-Cept (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
14 reviews
   
6.8
Aviane (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
286 reviews
   
6.7
Lo Loestrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
547 reviews
   
6.7
Low-Ogestrel-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
23 reviews
   
6.7
Mononessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
102 reviews
   
6.7
Necon 1 / 50 (Pro, More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
6.7
TriNessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
230 reviews
   
6.7
Levora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
127 reviews
   
6.6
Microgestin Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
35 reviews
   
6.6
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
106 reviews
   
6.6
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
226 reviews
   
6.6
Zarah (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
38 reviews
   
6.6
femhrt (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
6.5
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,295 reviews
   
6.5
Loestrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
596 reviews
   
6.5
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
331 reviews
   
6.5
Seasonale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
21 reviews
   
6.5
Tri-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
378 reviews
   
6.5
Gianvi (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
143 reviews
   
6.4
Jolessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
85 reviews
   
6.4
Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
479 reviews
   
6.4
Alesse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
83 reviews
   
6.3
Kariva (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
62 reviews
   
6.3
Portia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
53 reviews
   
6.3
Altavera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
6.2
Junel 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
6.2
Junel Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
11 reviews
   
6.2
Mircette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
8 reviews
   
6.2
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,324 reviews
   
6.2
Quasense (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
27 reviews
   
6.2
Reclipsen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
92 reviews
   
6.2
Sronyx (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
87 reviews
   
6.2
Zovia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
33 reviews
   
6.2
Junel Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
132 reviews
   
6.1
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
51 reviews
   
6.1
Safyral (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
57 reviews
   
6.1
Apri (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
222 reviews
   
6.0
Gildess 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
6.0
Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
12 reviews
   
6.0
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
22 reviews
   
6.0
Mono-Linyah (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
2 reviews
   
6.0
Zenchent (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Balziva (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
5.8
Chateal (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
52 reviews
   
5.8
Cryselle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
77 reviews
   
5.8
Lo / Ovral (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
10 reviews
   
5.8
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
36 reviews
   
5.8
Seasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
235 reviews
   
5.8
Aubra (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
5.7
CamreseLo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
5.7
Cyclessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
5 reviews
   
5.7
Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
10 reviews
   
5.7
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
5 reviews
   
5.6
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
17 reviews
   
5.6
Tri-Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
98 reviews
   
5.6
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
12 reviews
   
5.5
Loryna (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
10 reviews
   
5.4
LoSeasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
104 reviews
   
5.4
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
722 reviews
   
5.3
Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
21 reviews
   
5.3
Nortrel 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
7 reviews
   
5.3
Orsythia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
124 reviews
   
5.3
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
50 reviews
   
5.2
Minastrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
144 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
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
5.0
Lessina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
4.9
Camrese (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
39 reviews
   
4.8
Gildess Fe 1 / 20 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
117 reviews
   
4.8
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
Loestrin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
4.3
Viorele (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
9 reviews
   
4.3
Briellyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Necon 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
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
Tri-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
3 reviews
   
4.0
Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
10 reviews
   
3.5
Marlissa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
3.0
Tri-Estarylla (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
1 review
   
3.0
Amethyst (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
2.0
Larin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
2.0
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
Philith (Pro, 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
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
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
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
Jenest (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Jevantique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
0.0
Juleber (More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
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
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
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-Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Tri-Lo-Estarylla (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
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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