PROGESTIN-ONLY ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

PRICING INFO


Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Levonorgestrel

(Plan B®)
Tablet
  • 0.75 mg
Emergency contraception
  • 0.75 mg initially followed by 0.75 mg 12 hours later
YES/$ FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • Approved for emergency contraception only
  • In the U.S., can be bought over-the-counter by a female or male who is 17 years of age or older
  • See emergency contraception for more

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Levonorgestrel

(Plan B One-Step®)
(Fallback Solo®)
(Her Style®)
(Opcicon One-Step®)
Tablet
  • 1.5 mg
Emergency contraception
  • 1.5 mg one time dose
YES/$ FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • Approved for emergency contraception only
  • In the U.S., can be bought over-the-counter by a female or male who is 17 years of age or older
  • See emergency contraception for more

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Norethindrone

(Nor-QD®)
(Camila®)
(Deblitane®)
(Heather®)
(Nora-BE®)
Tablet
  • 0.35 mg
Contraception
  • 0.35 mg once daily
  • See dosing for information on beginning therapy and missed doses
YES/$ FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • These brands of norethindrone are not rated bioequivalent with Micronor®, etc. below
  • Pill should be taken at the same time every day
  • Every pill is active. There are no placebo pills.
  • Approximately forty percent of women on progestin-only pills report having monthly menses
  • See progestin-only pills for more

Drug Dosage form Dosing Generic/Price Food / Other
Norethindrone

(Micronor®)
(Errin®)
(Jencycla®)
(Jolivette®)
(Lyza®)
(Sharobel®)
Tablet
  • 0.35 mg
Contraception
  • 0.35 mg once daily
  • See dosing for information on beginning therapy and missed doses
YES/$ FOOD
  • May take without regard to food

OTHER
  • These brands of norethindrone are not rated bioequivalent with Nor-QD®, etc above
  • Pill should be taken at the same time every day
  • Every pill is active. There are no placebo pills.
  • Approximately forty percent of women on progestin-only pills report having monthly menses
  • See progestin-only pills for more