The Oral Contraceptives app features a database of over 170 FDA-approved name brand and generic oral contraceptives available in the United States.
The app includes a browsable index of birth control pills that allows physicians, nurses and family planning professionals to quickly reference essential drug information and identify equivalent alternative brands. Physicians can also conveniently filter drugs by estrogen and progestin dosage and find specialized formulations by feature. Need to find all the available estrophasic oral contraceptives? Get info on the only chewable birth control pill? This app makes it easy!
Emergency contraceptives are also covered and a handy contraceptive efficacy chart is also available for reference.
Note that this application is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a physician.
- Search functionality added for the Pill List
- New drugs added to OCP database:
Athentia Next (emergency contraceptive, Plan B One-Step generic)
Bekyree (Mircette generic)
Bilsovi 24 Fe (Loestrin 24 Fe generic)
Bilsovi Fe 1/20 (Loestrin Fe 1/20 generic)
Bilsovi Fe 1.5/30 (Loestrin 1.5/30 generic)
Cyred (Desogen/Ortho-Cept generic)
EContra EZ (emergency contraceptive, Plan B One-Step generic)
Kaitlib Fe (chewable, Generess Fe generic)
Lomedia 24 Fe (Loestrin 24 Fe generic)
Tarina Fe 1/20 (Loestrin Fe 1/20 generic)
Tri-Lo-Estarylla (Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo generic)
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great app - needs update
As a women’s health NP, I use this app all the time to navigate the endless sea of generic OCPs. It is quick and easy to use. I love that I can sort by progestin type, name, etc. The problem is that there are multiple new generics out there and the app hasn’t been updated to reflect this. It would also be nice to be able to make personalized notes within the app.
Developer Response ,
Hi RachNP, I have just pushed a new update of the app's drug database (won't require a new download, it's just a content update). The update includes 52 new generics. If you see any omissions, don't hesitate to let me know. Thank you for using the OCP app.
As someone who prescribes OCPs for women, I find this to be a great reference tool. It gives you the brand & generic names, phasing, cycle and equivalent pills. You can also arrange by estrogen dose, progestin type etc. They also threw in a contraceptive efficacy chart.
My only complaints however, are that the app has not been updated since 2011, which makes me wonder if the information is up to date. Also, the interface needs to be updated and optimized to keep up with current technology. The interface looks like one that was designed for iPhone 3 (certainly not optimized for 6-plus that I’m using).
Great app but needs updating
Please update your list! There’s new stuff out there, and I use this app all the time to guide my decisions on which pill to give.
Developer Response ,
Hi Kmann76, I have just pushed a new update of the app's drug database (won't require a new download, it's just a content update). The update includes 52 new generics. If you see any omissions, don't hesitate to let me know. Thank you for using the OCP app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.