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Generic Ortho Micronor

Are Generics as Good as Ortho Micronor?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. Norethindrone, Errin, Jencycla, and Jolivette all have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Ortho Micronor.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
It's important to note that there are a few available birth control pills that have exactly the same strength and active ingredient as Ortho Micronor, but are not considered to be equivalent by the FDA. Specifically, Nor-QD®, Nora-BE®, Heather®, and Camila® birth control pills are not equivalent to Ortho Micronor.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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