Briellyn contains .4mg of norethindrone acetate (a progestin) and .035mg of ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). You might also see the second number written as 35mcg, or micrograms. The last seven pills are inactive and don’t contain any hormones.
There are other birth control pills which have these same ingredients as Briellyn in the same amounts. They include Balziva, Ovcon 35, Zenchent, Philith, Gildagia and Vyfemia.
There are also a lot of birth control pills that contain norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol, but in different amounts. Some well-known names from this list include Loestrin Fe and Microgestin Fe, which are monophasic pills. That means they’ve got the same hormone dose in all their active pills. Ortho-Novum is a triphasic pill with norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol. It’s got different amounts (phases) of the two hormones throughout the month. Finally, there’s Lo Loestrin Fe, which has the lowest daily dose of estrogen available.
Let the doctor know you’re interested in learning more about the dosage of your birth control pill during your consultation. They can help you find a pill that meets your needs.