In 2013, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) completed a review of certain combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) authorized in the European Union (EU).
Etonogestrel is the progestin used in NuvaRing – etonogestrel is the active metabolite of desogestrel. This is why the upper range on both etonogestrel and desogestrel show the same high events.
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The following list is not a complete list of every hormonal birth control available, but it gives you an idea of which birth control pills or products contain which hormones.
Approved by the FDA Oral Contraceptives in alphabetical order by hormone:
Desogen is in Apri, Cesia, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, Velivet
Drospirenone is in Beyaz, Gianvi, Loryna, Ocella, Safyral, Syeda, Yasmin, Yaz, Zarah.
Etonogestrel is in Nexplanon, NuvaRing
Gestodene is in Melodene-15, Mirelle, Minesse, Meliane, Sunya, Femodette, and Millinette 20/75, Gynera, Minulet, Femoden, Femodene, Katya and Millinette 30/75.
Levonorgestrel is used in Mirena and Skyla intrauterine system, Norplant, Jadelle, Seasonale and Seasonique and Climara Pro hormonal patch.
Norgestimate is in Ortho-Cyclen and Tri-SprintecNorgestrel
Norelgestromin is in Evra or Ortho Evra.
Norethisterone (or norethindrone) is used in Micronor, Nor-Q-D, Loestrin and Loestrin 24 Fe (which adds iron supplements to the placebo pills) and