A 37-year-old member asked:
are necon and nortrel the same?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Paula Hillard answered
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dose may differ: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary. Both necon&nortrel come in different doses e.g. 7/7/7 or 1/35--so Necon 1/35=nortrel 1/35.
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
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