Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

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Notrell 7/7/7 and diet pill interactions

To whom it may concern; I just recently realized that the diet pills I have been taking for some time, could be interacting with the birth control pills I have been taking for only a short time. Depending on what type of interactions you tell me this ...
by Eva in Asheville, North Carolina, 12/03/2006

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Medication Classification


Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Storage

Store Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral) Ratings

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Nortrel 7/7/7 (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Brooke, Sioux City Iowa - 11/19/2012

I will be frank, the first three months ( roughly) of this is the absolute worst, after that it's smooth sailing! I've been on it two different times, once when I was 18 for a year and a half and now just getting back on it at 22. I may not be the best person to say the side effects because I have never had cramps and very little bloating. However both times on this medication during what they call as the 90 day introductory to it I have had horrible cramps (I nearly passed out in the shower at the gym they were so bad) and terrible bloating. I have to take midol around the clock, even in the middle of the night. This went away after the first few packets the my first go around so I'm going to hope it does this time as well. My doctor told me not to start taking the pills until the Sunday of my nextperiod, but since my periods are very irregular it could be wells or months before that happened so I started them right away. I am now on my first week of the second pack and have had a very heavy period for two and a half weeks. Iv am very much looking forward to getting over the next two packs!!