Oral Contraceptives

  • TRADE NAMES: Alesse (Wyeth); Aviane (Barr); Brevicon (Watson); Demulen (Pfizer); Desogen (Organon); Estrostep (Pfizer); Evra (Johnson & Johnson); Genora; Intercon; Levlen (Bayer); Levlite (Bayer); Levora (Watson); Lo/Ovral (Wyeth); Loestrin (Barr); Lunelle (Pfizer); Mircette (Organon); Modicon (Ortho); Necon (Watson); NEE; Nelova; Nordette (Monarch); Norethin; Norinyl (Watson); Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Ortho-McNeil); Ortho-Cept (Ortho-McNeil); Ortho-Cyclen (Ortho-McNeil); Ortho-Novum (Ortho-McNeil); Ovcon (Warner Chilcott); Ovral (Wyeth); Tri-Levlen (Bayer); Tri-Norinyl (Watson); Triphasil (Wyeth); Trivora (Watson); Yasmin (Bayer); Yaz (Bayer); Zovia (Watson)
  • INDICATIONS: Prevention of pregnancy
  • CLASS: Hormone
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CIGARETTE SMOKING AND SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS

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SKIN
HAIR
NAILS
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
GENITOURINARY
HEMATOLOGIC
LOCAL
OTHER


Page last updated 08/10/2017

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric