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ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE CHART


MONOPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones
(EE = Ethinyl Estradiol)
Generic Other
Desogestrel (DES)
  • Desogen®
  • Emoquette®
  • Enskyce®
  • Kalliga®
  • Isibloom®
  • Ortho-Cept®
  • Reclipsen®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
DES (mg)
0.150
-
YES
Drospirenone (DRSP)
  • Gianvi®
  • Loryna®
  • Nikki®
  • Yaz®
Days
1 - 24
25 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
DRSP
3mg
-
YES
  • Syeda®
  • Yaela®
  • Yasmin®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
DRSP
3mg
-
YES
  • Beyaz®
Days
1 - 24
25 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
DRSP
3mg
-
NO
  • Safyral®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
DRSP
3mg
-
NO
  • Each tablet also contains 0.451mg of folate (levomefolate)
Ethynodiol Diacetate (ED)
  • Kelnor®
  • Zovia® 1/35E-28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
-
ED (mg)
1
-
YES
  • Zovia® 1/50E-28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.050
-
ED (mg)
1
-
NO
Levonorgestrel (LNG)
  • Introvale®
  • Quasense®
  • Seasonale®
  • Setlakin®
Days
1 - 84
85 - 91
EE (mg)
0.030
-
LNG (mg)
0.150
-
YES
  • Amethyst®
  • Lybrel®
Days
1 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
LNG (mg)
0.090
NO
  • There are no placebo pills. Every pill has hormone
  • Afirmelle®
  • Aubra®
  • Aviane® 28
  • Delyla®
  • Falmina®
  • Lessina® 21
  • Lessina® 28
  • Lutera®
  • Orsythia®
  • Sronyx®
  • Vienva®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
LNG (mg)
0.10
-
YES
  • Lessina® 21 does not have the 7 placebo pills
  • Altavera®
  • Ayuna®
  • Chateal®
  • Kurvelo®
  • Levora®0.15/30-28
  • Marlissa®
  • Nordette® 28
  • Portia® 28
  • Portia® 21
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
LNG (mg)
0.15
-
YES
  • Portia® 21 does not have the 7 placebo pills
Norethindrone (NE)
  • Balziva® 28
  • Briellyn®
  • Femcon® FE
  • Gildagia®
  • Nexesta™ FE
  • Ovcon® 35
  • Philith®
  • Vyfemla®
  • Wymzya FE®
  • Zenchent®
  • Zenchent FE®
  • Zeosa®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
-
NE (mg)
0.40
-
YES
  • Pills with "FE" in title - seven steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
  • Zeosa - seven steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
  • Zeosa, Femcon FE, Nexesta FE, Wymzya FE, and Zenchent FE are chewable
  • Generess® FE
  • Kaitlib® FE
  • Layolis® FE
Days
1 - 24
25 - 28
EE (mg)
0.025
-
NE (mg)
0.8
-
NO
  • Alyacen® 1/35
  • Cyclafem® 1/35
  • Dasetta® 1/35
  • Necon® 1/35
  • Norethin® 1/35E 21
  • Norethin® 1/35E 28
  • Norinyl® 1+35 21
  • Norinyl® 1+35 28
  • Nortrel® 1/35 21
  • Nortrel® 1/35 28
  • Nylia® 1/35 28
  • Ortho-Novum® 1/35 28
  • Pirmella® 1/35 28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
-
NE (mg)
1.0
-
YES
  • 21 day packages do not have 7 placebo pills
  • Brevicon® 28
  • Cyclafem® 0.5/35
  • Cyonanz®
  • Modicon® 28
  • Necon® 0.5/35
  • Nortrel® 0.5/35 28
  • Wera®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
-
NE (mg)
0.5
-
YES
  • Ovcon® 50
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.050
-
NE (mg)
1.0
-
NO
Norethindrone Acetate (NEA)
  • Blisovi® 24 FE
  • Gildess® 24 FE
  • Larin® 24 FE
  • Loestrin® 24 FE
  • Lomedia® 24 FE
  • Mibelas® 24 FE
  • Minastrin® 24 FE
Days
1 - 24
25 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
NEA (mg)
1.0
-
YES
  • Four steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
  • Minastrin and Mibelas are chewable tablets
  • 24-day oral contraceptive
  • Blisovi® FE 1/20
  • Gildess® 1/20
  • Gildess® FE 1/20
  • Junel® 1/20
  • Junel® FE 1/20
  • Larin® 1/20
  • Larin® FE 1/20
  • Loestrin® 1/20 21
  • Loestrin® FE 1/20
  • Microgestin® 1/20
  • Microgestin® FE 1/20
  • Tarina® FE 1/20
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
NEA (mg)
1.0
-
YES
  • Pills with "FE" in title - Seven steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
  • Aurovela® 1.5/30
  • Aurovela® FE 1.5/30
  • Blisovi® FE 1.5/30
  • Gildess® 1.5/30
  • Gildess® FE 1.5/30
  • Junel® 1.5/30 21
  • Junel® 1.5/30 28
  • Junel® FE 1.5/30
  • Larin® 1.5/30
  • Larin® FE 1.5/30
  • Loestrin® 1.5/30 21
  • Loestrin® FE 1.5/30
  • Microgestin® 1.5/30
  • Microgestin® FE 1.5/30
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
NEA (mg)
1.5
-
YES
  • Pills with "FE" in title - Seven steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
Norgestimate (NG)
  • Estarylla®
  • Mili®
  • Mono-Linyah®
  • MonoNessa®
  • Ortho-Cyclen® 28
  • Previfem®
  • Sprintec®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
-
NG (mg)
0.25
-
YES
Norgestrel (NGL)
  • Cryselle® 21
  • Cryselle® 28
  • Elinest®
  • Low-Ogestrel® 21
  • Low-Ogestrel® 28
  • Lo/Ovral®-28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
-
NGL (mg)
0.30
-
YES
  • Ogestrel® 0.5/50-28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.050
-
NGL (mg)
0.50
-
YES
Estrogen: Mestranol (MES)
Progestin: Norethindrone (NE)
  • Necon® 1/50
  • Norinyl® 1+50 28
Days
1 - 21
22 - 28
MES (mg)
0.050
-
NE (mg)
1.0
-
YES


BIPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones
(EE = Ethinyl Estradiol)
Generic Other
Desogestrel (DES)
  • Azurette®
  • Bekyree®
  • Kariva®
  • Kimidess®
  • Mircette®
  • Pimtrea®
  • Viorele®
  • Volnea®
Days
1 - 21
22 - 23
24 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
-
0.010
DES (mg)
0.150
-
-
YES
Levonorgestrel (LNG)
  • Amethia® Lo
  • Camrese® Lo
  • LoSeasonique®
Days
1 - 84
85 - 91
EE (mg)
0.020
0.010
LNG (mg)
0.10
-
YES
  • Amethia®
  • Ashlyna®
  • Camrese®
  • Daysee®
  • Simpesse®
  • Seasonique®
Days
1 - 84
85 - 91
EE (mg)
0.030
0.010
LNG (mg)
0.150
-
YES
Norethindrone (NE)
  • Necon® 10/11 21
  • Necon® 10/11 28
Days
1 - 10
11 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
0.035
-
NE (mg)
0.5
1.0
-
YES
Norethindrone Acetate (NEA)
  • Lo Loestrin® FE
  • Lo Minastrin® FE
Days
1 - 24
25 - 26
27 - 28
EE (mg)
0.010
0.010
-
NEA (mg)
1.0
-
-
NO
  • Two placebo pills contain 75 mg of ferrous fumarate
  • Lo Minastrin FE is a chewable tablet


TRIPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones
(EE = Ethinyl Estradiol)
Generic Other
Desogestrel (DES)
  • Caziant®
  • Cesia®
  • Cyclessa®
  • Velivet®
Days
1 - 7
8 - 14
15 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.025
0.025
0.025
-
DES (mg)
0.10
0.125
0.150
-
YES
Levonorgestrel (LNG)
  • Elifemme®
  • Enpresse® 28
  • Levonest®
  • Myzilra®
  • Trivora® 28
Days
1 - 6
7 - 11
12 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.030
0.040
0.030
-
LNG (mg)
0.050
0.075
0.125
-
YES
Norethindrone (NE)
  • Alyacen® 7/7/7/ 28
  • Cyclafem® 7/7/7 28
  • Dasetta® 7/7/7 28
  • Necon® 7/7/7
  • Nortrel® 7/7/7 21
  • Nortrel® 7/7/7 28
  • Nylia® 7/7/7 28
  • Ortho-Novum® 7/7/7 28
  • Pirmella® 7/7/7 28
Days
1 - 7
8 - 14
15 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
0.035
0.035
-
NE (mg)
0.50
0.75
1.00
-
YES
  • Aranelle®
  • Leena®
  • Tri-Norinyl® 28
Days
1 - 7
8 - 16
17 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
0.035
0.035
-
NE (mg)
0.50
1.0
0.50
-
YES
Norethindrone Acetate (NEA)
  • Estrostep® FE
  • Tilia FE®
  • Tri-Legest® FE 28
Days
1 - 5
6 - 12
13 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.020
0.030
0.035
-
NEA (mg)
1.0
1.0
1.0
-
YES
  • FDA-approved for acne
  • Pills with "FE" in title - seven steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
Norgestimate (NG)
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen®
  • TriNessa®
  • Tri-Estarylla®
  • Tri-Linyah®
  • Tri-Previfem®
  • Tri-Sprintec®
Days
1 - 7
8 - 14
15 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.035
0.035
0.035
-
NG (mg)
0.180
0.215
0.250
-
YES
  • FDA-approved for acne
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo®
  • TriNessa Lo®
  • Tri-Lo-Estarylla®
  • Tri-Lo-Mili®
  • Tri-Lo-Sprintec®
Days
1 - 7
8 - 14
15 - 21
22 - 28
EE (mg)
0.025
0.025
0.025
-
NG (mg)
0.180
0.215
0.250
-
YES


QUADRIPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones
(EE = Ethinyl Estradiol)
Generic Other
Estrogen: Estradiol valerate (EV)
Progestin: Dienogest (DIG)
  • Natazia®
Days
1 - 2
3 - 7
8 - 24
25 - 26
26 - 27
EV (mg)
3.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
-
DIG (mg)
-
2.0
3.0
-
-
NO
Estrogen: Ethinyl Estradiol (EE)
Progestin: Levonorgestrel (LEV)
  • Fayosim®
  • Quartette®
Days
1 - 42
43 - 63
64 - 84
85 - 91
EE (mg)
0.020
0.025
0.030
0.010
LEV (mg)
0.15
0.15
0.15
-
YES
  • Extended cycle pill - 1 period every 3 months
  • Menses should occur on last 7 days of the 91 day cycle