Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Femhrt 15
  2. Femhrt Lo
  3. Gildess 1530
  4. Jevantique
  5. Jinteli
  6. Junel 120
  7. Junel 1530
  8. Loestrin 120
  9. Loestrin 1530
  10. Microgestin 120
  11. Microgestin 1530

Descriptions


Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone combination is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a birth control pill that contains two types of hormones, ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, and when taken properly, prevents pregnancy. It works by stopping a woman's egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization is prevented.

No contraceptive method is 100 percent effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.

This medicine does not prevent HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Chewable
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled