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Noun1.Ovrette - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel
anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
norgestrel - synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
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There are other methods such as Foaming pills, Jadelle, Implanon, Sino-implants, LAM, IUD, Norigynon, Depo, Bilateral Tubal Ligation, Minipills, Emergency Contraceptive, Micro-N, Female Sterilization, Postinor 2, Micro-G, Ovrette, Lo-Fem, Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System and Micro-lut.
TABLE Emergency contraception dosage for commonly prescribed oral contraceptives ETHINYL ESTRADIOL LEVONORGESTREL BRAND NAME PER DOSE (MG) PER DOSE (MG) FIRST DOSE Progestin only Plan B 0 1.5 2 white pills Ovrette 0 1.5 20 yellow pills Combined progestin/estrogen pills Alesse 100 0.50 5 pink pills Lo/Ovral 120 0.60 4 white pills Ovral 100 0.50 2 white pills Seasonale 120 0.60 4 pink pills Triphasil 120 0.50 4 yellow pills SECOND DOSE BRAND NAME (12 HOURS LATER) Progestin only Plan B none Ovrette 20 yellow pills Combined progestin/estrogen pills Alesse 5 pink pills Lo/Ovral 4 white pills Ovral 2 white pills Seasonale 4 pink pills Triphasil 4 yellow pills Source: adapted from Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
Bach tablet contains 0.75 mg of levonorgestrel, equal to about 20 Ovrette pills, so is more convenient to take.
The Ovrette brand, for example, contains 0.075 mg of dl-norgestrel, the equivalent of 0.0375 mg of levonorgestrel, per tablet.