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Necon is a combined oral contraceptive, which means that it contains a combination of two different hormones (an estrogen and a progestin). This prescription birth control pill works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and altering the lining of the uterus. Several different types of Necon are available, each of which has different "phases," or strengths, of hormones in each pack.

What Is Necon?

Necon® is a prescription birth control pill. Several different types of Necon birth control pills are available, including:
  • Necon 0.5/35 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol), a monophasic birth control pill (generic for Modicon®)
  • Necon 1/35 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol), a monophasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum® 1/35)
  • Necon 1/50 (norethindrone and mestranol), a monophasic pill with a high dose of estrogen (generic for Ortho-Novum 1/50)
  • Necon 10/11 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol), a biphasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum 10/11)
  • Necon 7/7/7 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol), a triphasic birth control pill (generic for Ortho-Novum 7/7/7).
(Click Necon Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes Necon?

Necon products are made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Although they sound like brand-name drugs, Necon birth control pills are actually generic medications (see Generic Ortho-Novum or Generic Modicon for more information).
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