A 16-year-old female asked:
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what is the difference between nortrel and orthonovum?

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Dr. Bryant Cary
7 years experience Pharmacology
Nothing: Nortrel and orthonovum contain the exact same amounts of the exact same active ingredients. The only difference is the company that makes them.
Answered on Oct 23, 2013
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience Family Medicine
Same: Both are birth control pills that contain Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol. Each has a couple od different dosing formulas, both have the 1/35, nortrel has a .5/35 and orthonovum has a triphasic version meaning you get different levels of hormones for each week.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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