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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
2 reviews
   
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
Tri-Lo-Marzia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
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
Demulen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
4 reviews
   
9.0
Emoquette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
9.0
Syeda (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
0 reviews
   
9.0
My Way (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
13 reviews
   
8.9
Plan B (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
528 reviews
   
8.9
Plan B One-Step (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
422 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
Next Choice (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
33 reviews
   
8.3
Ortho-Novum 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
8.3
Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
12 reviews
   
8.1
Aranelle (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
3 reviews
   
8.0
Modicon (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
8.0
Mono-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
3 reviews
   
8.0
Tri-Legest Fe (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
0 reviews
   
8.0
Femcon Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
10 reviews
   
7.9
Lybrel (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
10 reviews
   
7.9
Trivora (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
11 reviews
   
7.8
Ortho Evra (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norelgestromin
265 reviews
   
7.7
Ortho Cyclen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
42 reviews
   
7.6
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
15 reviews
   
7.5
Skyla (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
679 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
Azurette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
7 reviews
   
7.0
Caziant (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
1 review
   
7.0
Cyclafem 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
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
44 reviews
   
7.0
Wera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
7.0
NuvaRing (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/etonogestrel
700 reviews
   
6.9
Aviane (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
311 reviews
   
6.8
Aygestin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
4 reviews
   
6.8
Beyaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
119 reviews
   
6.8
Generess Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
130 reviews
   
6.8
Lo / Ovral-28 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.8
Mirena (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
1,454 reviews
   
6.8
Necon 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
33 reviews
   
6.8
Ocella (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
111 reviews
   
6.8
Ortho-Cept (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
14 reviews
   
6.8
Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
79 reviews
   
6.8
Yaz (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
406 reviews
   
6.8
Lutera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
243 reviews
   
6.7
Natazia (Pro, More...)
generic name: dienogest/estradiol
38 reviews
   
6.7
Yasmin (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
160 reviews
   
6.7
Tri-Linyah (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
10 reviews
   
6.6
Desogen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
24 reviews
   
6.5
femhrt (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
6 reviews
   
6.5
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
245 reviews
   
6.5
Portia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
61 reviews
   
6.5
Zarah (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
49 reviews
   
6.5
Lo Loestrin Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
707 reviews
   
6.4
Lyza (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
35 reviews
   
6.4
Mononessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
122 reviews
   
6.4
Tri-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
427 reviews
   
6.4
TriNessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
290 reviews
   
6.4
Amethia Lo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
6.3
Implanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
1,430 reviews
   
6.3
Kariva (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
72 reviews
   
6.3
Levora (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
148 reviews
   
6.3
Loestrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
629 reviews
   
6.3
Altavera (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
6 reviews
   
6.2
Gianvi (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
154 reviews
   
6.2
Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
554 reviews
   
6.2
Zovia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/ethynodiol
36 reviews
   
6.2
Microgestin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
423 reviews
   
6.1
Ortho Micronor (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
67 reviews
   
6.1
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
135 reviews
   
6.1
Seasonale (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
25 reviews
   
6.1
Alesse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
104 reviews
   
6.0
Amethia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
7 reviews
   
6.0
Jolessa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
93 reviews
   
6.0
Junel 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
6.0
Liletta (Pro, More...)
generic name: levonorgestrel
48 reviews
   
6.0
Marlissa (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
2 reviews
   
6.0
Nexplanon (Pro, More...)
generic name: etonogestrel
2,029 reviews
   
6.0
Nortrel 1 / 35 (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
9 reviews
   
6.0
Reclipsen (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
116 reviews
   
6.0
Safyral (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate calcium
58 reviews
   
6.0
Zenchent (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
6.0
Apri (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
239 reviews
   
5.9
Sronyx (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
98 reviews
   
5.9
Balziva (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
5.8
Mircette (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
9 reviews
   
5.8
Quasense (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
36 reviews
   
5.8
Seasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
252 reviews
   
5.8
CamreseLo (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
3 reviews
   
5.7
Chateal (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
82 reviews
   
5.7
Errin (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
23 reviews
   
5.6
Lo / Ovral (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
11 reviews
   
5.6
Cryselle (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestrel
96 reviews
   
5.5
Necon 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
4 reviews
   
5.5
LoSeasonique (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
107 reviews
   
5.4
Camila (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
19 reviews
   
5.3
Jolivette (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
60 reviews
   
5.3
Levlen (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
14 reviews
   
5.3
Orsythia (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
152 reviews
   
5.3
Velivet (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
21 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
30 reviews
   
5.2
Nora-Be (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
60 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
132 reviews
   
5.2
Minastrin 24 Fe (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
180 reviews
   
5.1
Previfem (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
18 reviews
   
5.1
Viorele (Pro, More...)
generic name: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
16 reviews
   
5.1
Jencycla (More...)
generic name: norethindrone
2 reviews
   
5.0
Loryna (Pro, More...)
generic name: drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol
18 reviews
   
5.0
Aubra (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
30 reviews
   
4.9
Depo-Provera (Pro, More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
933 reviews
   
4.9
Depo-Provera Contraceptive (More...)
generic name: medroxyprogesterone
6 reviews
   
4.9
Lessina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
9 reviews
   
4.9
Falmina (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
14 reviews
   
4.8
Gildess Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
202 reviews
   
4.8
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
59 reviews
   
4.7
Necon 1 / 50 (Pro, More...)
generic name: mestranol/norethindrone
5 reviews
   
4.6
TriNessa Lo (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
6 reviews
   
4.5
Tri-Lo-Sprintec (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
34 reviews
   
4.4
Gildess 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.3
Larin Fe 1 / 20 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
3 reviews
   
4.3
Ashlyna (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
4 reviews
   
4.0
Briellyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Nor-QD (Pro, More...)
generic name: norethindrone
1 review
   
4.0
Dasetta 7 / 7 / 7 (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone
2 reviews
   
3.0
Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
41 reviews
   
3.0
Tri-Estarylla (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
5 reviews
   
3.0
Amethyst (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
1 review
   
2.0
Tri-Lo-Estarylla (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
2 reviews
   
1.5
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
Enpresse (Pro, More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
0 reviews
   
0.0
Femynor (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
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
Larissia (More...)
generic name: ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
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
Lillow (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-Mili (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
Vienva (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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