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Medications for Birth Control (Contraception)

About Birth Control:  The prevention of conception or impregnation.

Drugs Used for Birth Control

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Mirena X N X 1549 reviews
6.0

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

NuvaRing X N X 989 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lo Loestrin Fe X N X 1117 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

Sprintec X N X 843 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Depo-Provera X N 766 reviews
5.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nexplanon X N 3911 reviews
5.0

Generic name: etonogestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Yaz X N X 345 reviews
5.0

Generic name: drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Lutera X N X 305 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Yasmin X N X 185 reviews
5.0

Generic name: drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

levonorgestrel X N X 4298 reviews
6.0

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena, Liletta …show all

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Tri-Sprintec X N X 446 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aviane X N X 396 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate X N X 3013 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic

Brand names:  Sprintec, Tri-Sprintec, Tri-Previfem, Previfem, Mono-Linyah, Tri-Linyah, Estarylla, Tri-Lo-Estarylla, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, Femynor, Tri-Estarylla, Tri-Lo-Marzia, Mili, Tri-Lo-Mili, Tri-Mili, Tri-VyLibra, Tri Femynor, VyLibra …show all

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel X N X 2980 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Brand names:  Lutera, Aviane, Seasonique, Levora, Seasonale, Camrese, Jolessa, Quasense, Trivora, Orsythia, Levlen, Amethia, Portia, Amethyst, Sronyx, Altavera, Chateal, Daysee, Lessina, Ashlyna, Enpresse, Falmina, Introvale, Kurvelo, Levonest, LoSeasonique, Marlissa, Aubra, CamreseLo, Myzilra, Triphasil, Afirmelle, Amethia Lo, Aubra EQ, Ayuna, Balcoltra, Chateal EQ, Delyla, Fayosim, Iclevia, Jaimiess, Larissia, Lillow, Lo Simpesse, Quartette, Rivelsa, Setlakin, Simpesse, Vienva …show all

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 X N X 512 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

ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone X N X 4562 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Lo Loestrin Fe, Microgestin Fe 1 / 20, Loestrin 24 Fe, Minastrin 24 Fe, Junel Fe 1 / 20, Microgestin 1.5 / 30, Microgestin 1 / 20, Generess Fe, Necon 1 / 35, Gildess Fe 1 / 20, Junel 1 / 20, Junel Fe 1.5 / 30, Junel 1.5 / 30, Loestrin 21 1 / 20, Microgestin Fe 1.5 / 30, Nortrel 1 / 35, Balziva, Femcon Fe, Blisovi 24 Fe, Blisovi Fe 1 / 20, Gildess Fe 1.5 / 30, Loestrin Fe 1 / 20, Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7, Taytulla, Alyacen 1 / 35, Cyclafem 1 / 35, Gildess 1 / 20, Loestrin 21 1.5 / 30, Ortho-Novum 1 / 35, Blisovi Fe 1.5 / 30, Cyclafem 7 / 7 / 7, Estrostep Fe, Gildess 1.5 / 30, Larin Fe 1 / 20, Loestrin Fe 1.5 / 30, Necon 0.5 / 35, Necon 7 / 7 / 7, Norinyl 1+35, Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7, Pirmella 1 / 35, Tilia Fe, Zenchent, Alyacen 7 / 7 / 7, Aranelle, Aurovela 1.5 / 30, Aurovela 1 / 20, Aurovela 24 Fe, Aurovela Fe 1.5 / 30, Aurovela Fe 1 / 20, Brevicon, Briellyn, Cyonanz, Dasetta 1 / 35, Dasetta 7 / 7 / 7, Gildagia, Gildess 24 Fe, Hailey 1.5 / 30, Hailey 24 Fe, Hailey Fe 1.5 / 30, Hailey Fe 1 / 20, Junel Fe 24, Kaitlib Fe, Larin 1.5 / 30, Larin 1 / 20, Larin 24 Fe, Larin Fe 1.5 / 30, Layolis Fe, Leena, Lomedia 24 Fe, Melodetta 24 Fe, Mibelas 24 Fe, Microgestin 24 Fe, Nexesta Fe, Nylia 1 / 35, Nylia 7 / 7 / 7, Philith, Pirmella 7 / 7 / 7, Tarina 24 Fe, Tarina Fe 1 / 20, Tri-Legest, Tri-Legest Fe, Tri-Norinyl, Vyfemla, Wera, Wymzya Fe, Zenchent Fe, Zeosa …show all

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Depo-Provera Contraceptive X N 11 reviews
4.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Seasonique X N X 208 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

norethindrone X N X 639 reviews
5.0

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  Ortho Micronor, Camila, Jolivette, Nora-Be, Errin, Heather, Lyza, Deblitane, Jencycla, Nor-QD, Norlyda, Sharobel, Aygestin, Incassia, Norlyroc, Tulana …show all

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Loestrin 24 Fe X N X 414 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

Apri X N X 352 reviews
5.0

Generic name: desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Minastrin 24 Fe X N X 213 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

medroxyprogesterone X N 796 reviews
5.0

Generic name: medroxyprogesterone systemic

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

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Skyla X N X 1373 reviews
7.0

Generic name: levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ortho Micronor X N X 82 reviews
5.0

Generic name: norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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