II. Mechanism

III. Indications

  1. Age over 35 years old
  2. Lactation
  3. Estrogen cotraindicated
    1. See Oral Contraceptives

IV. Efficacy

  1. High failure rate compared with combination pills
  2. Better efficacy then barrier methods
  3. Failure rates
    1. Perfect use: 0.5% failure rate
    2. Typical use: 5% failure rate

V. Precautions

  1. Must be taken at the same time everyday (within 2 hours)
  2. Delay of 3 hours or more requires backup contraceptive use

VI. Adverse Effects

  1. Ectopic Pregnancy increased Incidence
  2. Breakthrough Menstrual Bleeding
    1. Consider switching to combination Oral Contraceptive

VII. Preparations

  1. Norethindrone 350 mcg
    1. Micronor, Nor-QD, Nora-BE, Jolivette, Camila or Errin
    2. Noriday (UK)
  2. Norethindrone 750 mcg
    1. Ovrette
  3. Ethynodiol Diacetate 500 mcg
    1. Femulen (UK)
  4. Levonorgestrel 30 mcg
    1. Norgeston (UK)
    2. Microlut (Australia)
  5. Desogestrel 75 mcg
    1. Cerazette (UK)
  6. References
    1. Wikipedia
      1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_contraceptive_formulations

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Cost: Medications

Jencycla (on 6/18/2017 at Walmart.com)
Jencycla #28 tablets for $9.00 $0.32 each
nora-be (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
NORA-BE TABLET Generic $0.38 each
jolivette (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
JOLIVETTE TABLET Generic $0.38 each
camila (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
CAMILA 0.35 MG TABLET Generic $0.38 each
errin (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
ERRIN 0.35 MG TABLET Generic $0.38 each
jencycla (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
JENCYCLA 0.35 MG TABLET Generic $0.38 each

Ontology: Micronor (C0699160)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Hormone (T125) , Steroid (T110)
MSH D009640
English ortho micronor, micronor, Ortho Micronor, Micronor

Ontology: Nor-QD (C0699165)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Hormone (T125) , Steroid (T110)
MSH D009640
English Nor QD, nor-qd, norqd, nor q d, nor qd, NorQD, Nor-Q.D., Nor-QD

Ontology: Ovrette (C0699169)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Hormone (T125) , Steroid (T110)
MSH D009644
English Norgestrel Wyeth Brand, Wyeth Brand of Norgestrel, Ovrette