Color photos of pills

Color Photos of Combined and Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives

The thirteen color pages of pills are organized as follows:

Color photos of pills from lowest to highest estrogen dose…………..A21-A33

  • Progestin-only pills with no estrogen: Micronor and NOR-QD
  • Lowest estrogen pills with 20 micrograms of the estrogen, ethinyl estradiol: Alesse, Levlite, LoEstrin 1/20, and Mircette
  • All of the 25-, 30- and 35-microgram pills (all ethinyl estradiol)
  • All of the phasic pills
  • Highest estrogen pills, with 50 micrograms of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol OR mestranol). Mestranol is converted in the body to ethinyl estradiol; 50 mcg of mestranol is equivalent to 35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol

*Pills which are pharmacologically exactly the same are grouped within boxes. The color and packaging of pills dispensed in clinics may differ from pills in pharmacies.

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