ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE CHART




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MONOPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones Generic Other
Desogestrel (DES)
  • Desogen®
  • Emoquette®
  • Enskyce®
  • Kalliga®
  • Isibloom®
  • Ortho-Cept®
  • Reclipsen®
Days EE (mg) DES (mg)
1 - 21 0.030 0.150
22 - 28 - -
YES
Drospirenone (DRSP)
  • Gianvi®
  • Loryna®
  • Lo-Zumandimine®
  • Melamisa®
  • Nikki®
  • Yaz®
Days EE (mg) DRSP
1 - 24 0.020 3mg
25 - 28 - -
YES
  • Syeda®
  • Yaela®
  • Yasmin®
  • Zumandimine®
Days EE (mg) DRSP
1 - 21 0.030 3mg
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Beyaz®
Days EE (mg) DRSP
1 - 24 0.020 3mg
25 - 28 - -
YES
  • Safyral®
  • Tydemy®
Days EE (mg) DRSP
1 - 21 0.030 3mg
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Each tablet also contains 0.451mg of folate (levomefolate)
Ethynodiol Diacetate (ED)
  • Kelnor®
  • Lo-Malmorede®
  • Zovia® 1/35E-28
Days EE (mg) ED (mg)
1 - 21 0.035 1
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Zovia® 1/50E-28
Days EE (mg) ED (mg)
1 - 21 0.050 1
22 - 28 - -
YES
Levonorgestrel (LNG)
  • Iclevia®
  • Introvale®
  • Quasense®
  • Seasonale®
  • Setlakin®
  • Sylevia®
Days EE (mg) LNG (mg)
1 - 84 0.030 0.150
85 - 91 - -
YES
  • Amethyst®
  • Lybrel®
Days EE (mg) LNG (mg)
1 - 28 0.020 0.090
YES
  • There are no placebo pills. Every pill has hormone
  • Afirmelle®
  • Aubra®
  • Aviane® 28
  • Balcoltra®
  • Delyla®
  • Falmina®
  • Larissia®
  • Lessina® 21
  • Lessina® 28
  • Lutera®
  • Orsythia®
  • Sronyx®
  • Vienva®
Days EE (mg) LNG (mg)
1 - 21 0.020 0.10
22 - 28 - -
YES, except Balcoltra®
  • Lessina® 21 does not have the 7 placebo pills
  • Balcoltra® last 7 pills contain ferrous bisglycinate 36.5 mg
  • Altavera®
  • Ayuna®
  • Chateal®
  • Kurvelo®
  • Levora® 0.15/30-28
  • Marlissa®
  • Nordette® 28
  • Portia® 28
  • Portia® 21
Days EE (mg) LNG (mg)
1 - 21 0.030 0.15
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 21 0.035 0.40
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 24 0.025 0.8
25 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 21 0.035 1.0
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 21 0.035 0.5
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Ovcon® 50
Days EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 21 0.050 1.0
22 - 28 - -
NO
Norethindrone Acetate (NEA)
  • Aurovela® 24 FE
  • Blisovi® 24 FE
  • Gildess® 24 FE
  • Larin® 24 FE
  • Loestrin® 24 FE
  • Lomedia® 24 FE
  • Mibelas® 24 FE
  • Minastrin® 24 FE
  • Taytulla®
Days EE (mg) NEA (mg)
1 - 24 0.020 1.0
25 - 28 - -
YES, except Taytulla
  • Four steroid-free pills contain ferrous fumarate 75 mg
  • Minastrin and Mibelas are chewable tablets
  • Taytulla comes in a capsule and it does not have a generic equivalent
  • 24-day oral contraceptive
  • Aurovela® 1/20
  • Aurovela® FE 1/20
  • Blisovi® FE 1/20
  • Gildess® 1/20
  • Gildess® FE 1/20
  • Hailey® 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 EE (mg) NEA (mg)
1 - 21 0.020 1.0
22 - 28 - -
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
  • Hailey® 1.5/30
  • Hailey® 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 EE (mg) NEA (mg)
1 - 21 0.030 1.5
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NG (mg)
1 - 21 0.035 0.25
22 - 28 - -
YES
Norgestrel (NGL)
  • Cryselle® 21
  • Cryselle® 28
  • Elinest®
  • Low-Ogestrel® 21
  • Low-Ogestrel® 28
  • Lo/Ovral®-28
Days EE (mg) NGL (mg)
1 - 21 0.030 0.30
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Ogestrel® 0.5/50-28
Days EE (mg) NGL (mg)
1 - 21 0.050 0.50
22 - 28 - -
YES
Norethindrone (NE)
  • Necon® 1/50
  • Norinyl® 1+50 28
Days MES (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 21 0.050 1.0
22 - 28 - -
YES



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



TRIPHASIC
Progestin Drug Name Hormones Generic Other
Desogestrel (DES)
  • Caziant®
  • Cesia®
  • Cyclessa®
  • Velivet®
Days EE (mg) DES (mg)
1 - 7 0.025 0.10
8 - 14 0.025 0.125
15 - 21 0.025 0.150
22 - 28 - -
YES
Levonorgestrel (LNG)
  • Elifemme®
  • Enpresse® 28
  • Levonest®
  • Myzilra®
  • Trivora® 28
Days EE (mg) LNG (mg)
1 - 6 0.030 0.050
7 - 11 0.040 0.075
12 - 21 0.030 0.125
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 7 0.035 0.50
8 - 14 0.035 0.75
15 - 21 0.035 1.00
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Aranelle®
  • Leena®
  • Tri-Norinyl® 28
Days EE (mg) NE (mg)
1 - 7 0.035 0.50
8 - 16 0.035 1.0
17 - 21 0.035 0.50
22 - 28 - -
YES
Norethindrone Acetate (NEA)
  • Estrostep® FE
  • Tilia FE®
  • Tri-Legest® FE 28
Days EE (mg) NEA (mg)
1 - 5 0.020 1.0
6 - 12 0.030 1.0
13 - 21 0.035 1.0
22 - 28 - -
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 EE (mg) NG (mg)
1 - 7 0.035 0.180
8 - 14 0.035 0.215
15 - 21 0.035 0.250
22 - 28 - -
YES
  • Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo®
  • TriNessa Lo®
  • Tri-Lo-Estarylla®
  • Tri-Lo-Marzia®
  • Tri-Lo-Mili®
  • Tri-Lo-Sprintec®
Days EE (mg) NG (mg)
1 - 7 0.025 0.180
8 - 14 0.025 0.215
15 - 21 0.025 0.250
22 - 28 - -
YES



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