This table shows the type of synthetic hormones contained in different contraceptive options to aid with decision-making on the best choice for you.

Trading name of contraceptiveType of synthetic oestrogenType of synthetic progesterone
Femme-Tab 20/100 ED
Loette
Microgynon 20 ED
Microlevlen ED
20 µg ethinyloestradiol100 µg levonorgestrel
Logynon ED
Trifeme 28
Triphasil
Triquilar ED
ethinyloestradiol
6 x 30 µg
5 x 40 µg
10 x 30 µg
levonorgestrel
6 x 50 µg
5 x 75 µg
10 x 125 µg
Femme-Tab ED 30/150
Levlen ED
Microgynon 30 ED
Monofeme
Nordette
30 µg ethinyloestradiol150 µg levonorgestrel
Microgynon 50 ED50 µg ethinyloestradiol125 µg levonorgestrel 500
Brevinor 21 and 28
Norimin 28
35 µg ethinyloestradiol500 µg norethisterone
Brevinor-1 21 and 28
Norimin-1 28
35 µg ethinyloestradiol1000 µg norethisterone
Improvil 28
Synphasic 28
ethinyloestradiol
7 x 35 µg
9 x 35 µg
5 x 35 µg
norethisterone
500 µg
1000 µg
500 µg
Norinyl-1 21 and 2850 µg mestranol1000 µg norethisterone
Marvelon 28
Madeline
30 µg ethinyloestradiol
150 µg desogestrel
Femoden ED
Minulet ED
30 µg ethinyloestradiol
75 µg gestodene
Brenda-35 ED
Carolyn-35 ED
Diane-35 ED
Estelle-35 ED
Juliet-35 ED
Laila-35 ED
35 µg ethinyloestradiol
2 mg cyproterone acetate
Isabelle
Yasmin
Petibelle
30 µg ethinyloestradiol
3 mg drospirenone
YAZ
Yaz Flex
20 µg ethinyloestradiol3 mg drospirenone
Valette30 µg ethinyloestradiol
2 mg dienogest
120
NuvaRing15 µg ethinyloestradiol
120 µg etonogestrel
Qlairaoestradiol valerate
2 x 3 mg
5 x 2 mg
17 x 2 mg
2 x 1 mg
dienogest

5 x 2 mg
17 x 3 mg
Zoely1.5mg oestrodiol2.5 mg nomegestrol acetate

 

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