Oral Contraceptives
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
TYPE Progestin/estrogen Brand Progestin (mg) Estrogen (mcg) Active tablets
COMBINATION EXTENDED CYCLE
Levonorgestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Camrese 0.15
30
10
84 light blue-green
7 yellow
Camrese Lo 0.1
20
10
84 orange
7 yellow
Introvale 0.15 30 peach
Jolessa 0.15 30 pink
LoSeasonique 0.1
20
10
84 orange
7 yellow
Quartette 0.15
0.15
0.15
20
25
30
10
42 light pink
21 pink
21 purple
7 yellow
Quasense 0.15 30 white
Seasonale 0.15 30 pink
Seasonique 0.15
30
10
84 light blue-green
7 yellow
COMBINATION MONOPHASIC
Norethindrone/ ethinyl estradiol *as norethindrone acetate Balziva 0.4 35 light peach
Gemmily 1 20 light pink
Generess Fe 0.8 25 light green
Junel 21 1/20 1* 20 yellow
Junel Fe 1/20 1* 20 yellow
Junel 21 1.5/30 1.5* 30 pink
Junel Fe 1.5/30 1.5* 30 pink
Junel 24 Fe 1* 20 light yellow
Lo Loestrin Fe 1*
10
10
24 blue
2 white
Merzee 1* 20 light pink
Microgestin 1/20 1* 20 white
Microgestin Fe 1/20 1* 20 white
Microgestin 1.5/30 1.5* 30 green
Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 1.5* 30 green
Minastrin 24 Fe 1* 20 white
Necon 0.5/35 0.5 35 light yellow
Norinyl 1+35 1 35 yellow-green
Nortrel 0.5/35 0.5 35 light yellow
Nortrel 1/35 1 35 yellow
Tarina Fe 1/20 1* 20 white
Taytulla 1* 20 pink
Levonorgestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Altavera 0.15 30 peach
Aviane 0.1 20 orange
Lessina 0.1 20 pink
Levora 0.15 30 white
Lutera 0.1 20 white
Portia 0.15 30 pink
Vienva 0.1 20 white
Norgestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Cryselle 0.3 30 white
Low-Ogestrel 0.3 30 white
Ethynodiol diacetate/ ethinyl estradiol Kelnor 1/35 1 35 light yellow
Zovia 1/35E 1 35 light pink
Zovia 1/50E 1 50 pink
Desogestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Apri 0.15 30 rose
Reclipsen 0.15 30 white
Drospirenone/ ethinyl estradiol Loryna 3 20 peach
Ocella 3 30 yellow
Syeda 3 30 yellow
Yasmin 3 30 yellow
Yaz 3 20 light pink
Norgestimate/ ethinyl estradiol Previfem 0.25 35 blue
Sprintec 0.25 35 blue
COMBINATION MONOPHASIC w. FOLATE
Drospirenone/ ethinyl estradiol/ levomefolate calcium 451mcg plus levomefolate calcium 451mcg only Beyaz 3 20 24 pink
4 light orange
Safyral 3 30 21 orange
7 light orange
COMBINATION BIPHASIC
Norethindrone/ ethinyl estradiol Necon 10/11 0.5
1
35
35
10 light yellow
11 dark yellow
Desogestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Kariva 0.15
20
10
21 white
5 light blue
COMBINATION TRIPHASIC
Desogestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Cyclessa 0.1
0.125
0.15
25
25
25
7 light yellow
7 orange
7 red
Velivet 0.1
0.125
0.15
25
25
25
7 beige
7 orange
7 pink
Norethindrone/ ethinyl estradiol Aranelle 0.5
1
0.5
35
35
35
7 light yellow
9 white
5 light yellow
Leena 0.5
1
0.5
35
35
35
7 light blue
9 light yellow-green
5 light blue
Necon 7/7/7 0.5
0.75
1
35
35
35
7 white
7 light peach
7 peach
Nortrel 7/7/7 0.5
0.75
1
35
35
35
7 light yellow
7 blue
7 peach
Tri-Norinyl 0.5
1
0.5
35
35
35
7 blue
9 yellow‑green
5 blue
Norgestimate/ ethinyl estradiol Ortho Tri-Cyclen 0.18
0.215
0.25
35
35
35
7 white
7 light blue
7 blue
Tri-Sprintec 0.18
0.215
0.25
35
35
35
7 gray
7 light blue
7 blue
Levonorgestrel/ ethinyl estradiol Enpresse 0.05
0.075
0.125
30
40
30
6 pink
5 white
10 orange
Trivora 0.05
0.075
0.125
30
40
30
6 blue
5 white
10 pink
COMBINATION MULTIPHASIC
Dienogest/ Estradiol valerate Natazia
2
3
3000
2000
2000
1000
2 dark yellow
5 medium red
17 light yellow
2 dark red
COMBINATION ESTROPHASIC
Norethindrone acetate/ ethinyl estradiol Estrostep Fe 1
1
1
20
30
35
5 white triangle
7 white square
9 white round
Tilia Fe 1
1
1
20
30
35
5 white triangle
7 white square
9 white round
Tri-Legest Fe 1
1
1
20
30
35
5 light pink round
7 light yellow round
9 light blue round
PROGESTIN-ONLY
Drospirenone Slynd 4 white
Norethindrone Camila 0.35 light pink
Errin 0.35 yellow
Nor-QD 0.35 yellow
Nora-be 0.35 white
NOTES

Not an inclusive list of medications and/or official indications. Please see drug monograph at www.eMPR.com and/or contact company for full drug labeling.

(Rev. 7/2021)

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