Ogestrel® (norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill (oral contraceptive). It is both a monophasic and a combined oral contraceptive. It is a "combined" oral contraceptive because it contains two different hormones, and "monophasic" because it contains only one strength of hormones in each pack (unlike biphasic and triphasic pills, which have different phases of pills that contain different strengths of hormones in each pack).
Ogestrel is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals. Technically, it is a generic version of Ovral®, a birth control pill that is no longer manufactured. No other birth control pills (generic or brand-name) are equivalent to Ogestrel.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 13, 2008.
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