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Contraceptives

What are Contraceptives

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.

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.

List of Contraceptives:

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levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
3,918 reviews
   
7.5
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin systemic (Pro, More...)
453 reviews
   
7.0
ethinyl estradiol / etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
765 reviews
   
6.8
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium systemic (Pro, More...)
196 reviews
   
6.6
ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol systemic (Pro, More...)
48 reviews
   
6.6
dienogest / estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
43 reviews
   
6.5
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
1,039 reviews
   
6.4
ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel systemic (More...)
5 reviews
   
6.0
ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
2,165 reviews
   
6.0
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate systemic (Pro, More...)
2,366 reviews
   
6.0
etonogestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
3,872 reviews
   
6.0
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol systemic (Pro, More...)
606 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
3,174 reviews
   
5.9
ethinyl estradiol / norgestrel systemic (Pro, More...)
183 reviews
   
5.6
norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
451 reviews
   
5.4
mestranol / norethindrone systemic (Pro, More...)
7 reviews
   
5.2
medroxyprogesterone systemic (Pro, More...)
1,184 reviews
   
5.1
estradiol / medroxyprogesterone systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
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