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   Vol. VII, No. II
   July/August 2004

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 Pharmacotherapy
 Update Index

 

AB-Rated Oral Contraceptives

The Drug Information Center receives numerous inquiries as to which oral contraceptives (OC) are interchangeable. The chart below provides a listing of the current AB-rated OCs, with the agents listed between the shaded rows being AB-rated to each other. Currently, the only OCs on The Cleveland Clinic Formulary of Accepted Drugs are Demulen 1/35, Demulen 1/50, and Ovral.

Monophasic Oral Contraceptives  
Ortho-Novum 1/50 (Ortho-McNeil)
AB
Necon 1/50 (Watson) AB
Norinyl 1/50 (Watson) AB
 
Demulen 1/50 (Searle) AB
Zovia 1/50 (Watson) AB
 
Ovral (28s) (Wyeth-Ayerst) AB
Ogestrel (Watson) AB
   
Demulen 1/35 (Searle) AB
Zovia 1/35 (Watson) AB
   
Ortho-Novum 1/35 (Ortho-McNeil)
AB
Necon 1/35 (Watson) AB
Norinyl 1/35 (Watson) AB
Nortrel 1/35 (Barr) AB
   
Modicon (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Brevicon (Watson)
AB
Necon 0.5/35 (Watson) AB
Nortrel 0.5/35 (Barr) AB
   
Ortho-Cyclen (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Sprintec (Barr) AB
Previfem (Teva) AB
   
Ortho-Cept (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Desogen (Organon) AB
Apri (Barr) AB
   
Nordette (Wyeth-Ayerst) AB
Levlen (Berlex) AB

Levora (Watson)

AB
Portia (Barr) AB
   
Lo/Ovral (Wyeth/Ayerst) AB
Low-Ogestrel (Watson) AB
Cryselle (Barr) AB
   
Alesse (Wyeth-Ayerst) AB
Aviane (Barr) AB
 
Lessina (Barr) AB
Levlite (Berlex) AB
 
Kariva (Barr) AB
Mircette (Organon) AB
   
Biphasic Oral Contraceptives  
Ortho-Novum 10/11 (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Necon 10/11 (Watson) AB
   
Triphasic Oral Contraceptives  
Triphasil (Wyeth-Ayerst) AB
Tri-Levlen (Berlex) AB
Empresse (Barr) AB
Trivora (Watson) AB
   
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Tri-Sprintec (Barr) AB
Tri-Previfem (Teva) AB
 
Ortho Novum 7/7/7 (Ortho-McNeil) AB
Nortrel 7/7/7 (Barr) AB

* Current as of June 2004