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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
403 reviews
   
9.0
Syeda (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
9.0
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
338 reviews
   
8.9
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
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
Ortho Evra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin
247 reviews
   
7.8
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
TriNessa Lo (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
3 reviews
   
7.7
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
14 reviews
   
7.5
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
516 reviews
   
7.3
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
15 reviews
   
7.2
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
37 reviews
   
7.0
Wera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
7.0
Generess Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
125 reviews
   
6.9
Lutera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
216 reviews
   
6.9
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,359 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
657 reviews
   
6.9
Ocella (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
103 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
Desogen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
22 reviews
   
6.8
Lo / Ovral-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.8
Ortho-Cept (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
14 reviews
   
6.8
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
67 reviews
   
6.8
Yasmin (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
148 reviews
   
6.8
Yaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
378 reviews
   
6.8
Aviane (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
296 reviews
   
6.7
Mononessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
108 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
Seasonale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
22 reviews
   
6.6
femhrt (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
6.5
Levora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
134 reviews
   
6.5
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
237 reviews
   
6.5
TriNessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
261 reviews
   
6.5
Zarah (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
46 reviews
   
6.5
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,361 reviews
   
6.4
Loestrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
611 reviews
   
6.4
Lo Loestrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
635 reviews
   
6.4
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
29 reviews
   
6.4
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
124 reviews
   
6.4
Portia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
57 reviews
   
6.4
Tri-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
401 reviews
   
6.4
Gianvi (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
147 reviews
   
6.3
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
366 reviews
   
6.3
Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
514 reviews
   
6.3
Zovia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
35 reviews
   
6.3
Altavera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
6.2
Jolessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
89 reviews
   
6.2
Kariva (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
67 reviews
   
6.2
Mircette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
8 reviews
   
6.2
Quasense (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
31 reviews
   
6.2
Reclipsen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
101 reviews
   
6.2
Alesse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
96 reviews
   
6.1
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,647 reviews
   
6.1
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
59 reviews
   
6.1
Safyral (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
57 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
Nortrel 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
6.0
Sronyx (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
93 reviews
   
6.0
Zenchent (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Apri (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
231 reviews
   
5.9
Falmina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
8 reviews
   
5.9
Balziva (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
5.8
Lo / Ovral (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
10 reviews
   
5.8
Seasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
241 reviews
   
5.8
CamreseLo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
5.7
Chateal (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
65 reviews
   
5.7
Cyclessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
5 reviews
   
5.7
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
18 reviews
   
5.7
Cryselle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
83 reviews
   
5.6
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
5 reviews
   
5.6
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
56 reviews
   
5.4
LoSeasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
106 reviews
   
5.4
Aubra (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
17 reviews
   
5.3
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
15 reviews
   
5.3
Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
14 reviews
   
5.3
Orsythia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
131 reviews
   
5.3
Tri-Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
109 reviews
   
5.3
Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
26 reviews
   
5.2
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
47 reviews
   
5.2
Tri-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
6 reviews
   
5.2
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
826 reviews
   
5.1
Loryna (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
13 reviews
   
5.1
Minastrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
160 reviews
   
5.1
Tri-Lo-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
19 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
155 reviews
   
5.0
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
2 reviews
   
5.0
Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
15 reviews
   
5.0
Velivet (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
19 reviews
   
5.0
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
Ogestrel-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
5 reviews
   
4.8
Camrese (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
47 reviews
   
4.7
Viorele (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
11 reviews
   
4.6
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
Necon 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
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
20 reviews
   
2.8
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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