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Winfield, WV
A 18-year-old female asked:

Do name brand and generic birth control pills protect that same if they both contain ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Generic medication: If the ingredients and actual milligram amounts are the same, a generic contraceptive should work as well if taken as directed. Try to take the pill at the same time each day.

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Last updated Mar 28, 2017

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