WHAT ARE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ?
Birth control pills are oral medications used to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control pills are also known as oral contraceptives.
There are two types of birth control pills: combination pills and progestin-only pills. Combination pills contain synthetic forms of the hormones estrogen and progestin. Progestin-only pills do not contain estrogen. Progestin-only pills are also called “the minipill.”
Women have a number of options when choosing birth control pills. There are several types of combination pills:
monophasic pills give you the same dose of hormone every active day in the cycle
multiphasic pills provide different levels of hormones during the cycle
extended regimens are designed to provide contraception and decrease frequency of menstrual bleeding
Common Birth Control Medications Are Available In Market
There are dozens of contraceptives available with or without a prescription. Your doctor can help you choose what drugs are best for you. Following are some of the common medicines which are used.
- Drospirenone + Ethinylestradiol
- Ethinyl Estradiol + Norgestre
- Desogestrel + Ethinyl Estradiol
- cyproterone acetate + ethinylestradiol
- Mifepristone etc