Estrogen and Progestin (Oral Contraceptives)

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General

Pronunciation:
(ess' troe jen) (proe jes tin)

Brand names:

  • Apri® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Aranelle® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Aviane® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Azurette® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Balziva® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Beyaz® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Levomefolate)
  • Brevicon® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Camrese® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Camrese Lo® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Cesia® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Cryselle® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestrel)
  • Cyclessa® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Demulen® (as a combination product containing Ethynodiol, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Desogen® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Enpresse® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Estrostep® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Femcon® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Gianvi® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Jolessa® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Junel® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Junel® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Kariva® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Kelnor® (as a combination product containing Ethynodiol, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Leena® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Lessina® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Levlen® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Levlite® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Levora® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Lo/Ovral® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestrel)
  • Loestrin® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Loestrin® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Loryna® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • LoSeasonique® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Low-Ogestrel® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestrel)
  • Lutera® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Lybrel® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Microgestin® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Microgestin® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Mircette® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Modicon® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • MonoNessa® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Natazia® (as a combination product containing estradiol valerate and dienogest)
  • Necon® 0.5/35 (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Necon® 1/50 (as a combination product containing Mestranol, Norethindrone)
  • Nordette® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Norinyl® 1+35 (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Norinyl® 1+50 (as a combination product containing Mestranol, Norethindrone)
  • Nortrel® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Ocella® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Ogestrel® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestrel)
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen® Lo (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Ortho-Cept® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Ortho-Cyclen® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Ortho-Novum® 1/35 (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Ortho-Novum® 1/50 [DSC] (as a combination product containing Mestranol, Norethindrone)
  • Ovcon® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Portia® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Previfem® [DSC] (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Quasense® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Reclipsen® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Safyral® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Levomefolate)
  • Seasonale® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Seasonique® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Solia® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Sprintec® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Sronyx® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Syeda® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Tilia® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Tri-Legest® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • TriNessa® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Tri-Norinyl® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Triphasil® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Tri-Previfem® [DSC] (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Tri-Sprintec® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norgestimate)
  • Trivora® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Velivet® (as a combination product containing Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Yasmin® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Yaz® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Zarah® (as a combination product containing Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol)
  • Zenchent® (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Zeosa® Fe (as a combination product containing Ethinyl Estradiol, Norethindrone)
  • Zovia® (as a combination product containing Ethynodiol, Ethinyl Estradiol)

Other name:
  • Birth-control pills

Important Warning

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious side effects from oral contraceptives, including heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. This risk is higher for women over 35 years of age and heavy smokers (15 or more cigarettes per day). If you take oral contraceptives, you should not smoke.

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