Ortho Micronor (Oral)

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Pregnancy Test Results While on Ortho Micronor

Does Ortho Micronor affect the results of a pregnacy test? I am on this and do not have periods. I am still nursing and have pregnancy symptoms. I have taken a test and it came out negative, but how do I know what part of my cycle I am in if I don't g...
by Kendra, 05/10/2006

how long side effects last

how long do you expect side effects to last? things like stomach pains, diareha, etc?
by Maria, 01/09/2007

Are there Placebo tablets in a pack of 28 day Ortho Micronor pills?

Could you please tell me if there are any placebo pills in a pack of 28 day regimen of Ortho Micronor tablets. My doctor wants me to take the pill continuous because I have endometriosis, so that I do not have a period. All of the pills are green, I d...
by Sharon Girard, 01/12/2006

Ortho Micronor

I will start taking Ortho Micronor in a couple of days. I have a 28 pill pack, does that mean that I will NOT have a period between packs? I used to have pills that have a sugar pill at the end of each pack so ensure a period. I do not want to have my...
by Krista in United States, 07/14/2007

Had problems with progestons before now have to take mini pill

I cant take A combined Birth control pill because the estrogen gives me high blood pressure. So they want me to take Ortho Micronor. But I have had problems on the Depo shot which included bleeding moderate to heavy for months, blurry vision, headache...
by Jennifer, 01/08/2007

Ortho Micronor (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Ortho Micronor (Oral)

Ortho Micronor (Oral) Medication Classification


Ortho Micronor (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

Ortho Micronor (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Ortho Micronor (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 Ortho Micronor (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 Ortho Micronor (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Ortho Micronor (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.

Ortho Micronor (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.

Ortho Micronor (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

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Martha, Tampa, FL - 07/09/2012

I started micrnor to get some relief (heavy bleeding & severe cramping) due to diagnosis of endometriosis. I have had the worst experince with this medication; heavy longer periods with worse cramps than before I started this medication. I have also had extreme hair loss,pain over my entire body,bloating,nasuea,weight gain,constant headaches,an increase in depression and anxiety,feeling tired and lethargic everyday,swelling of the hands,feet,and in the eye area,severe gi issues and abdominal bloating. The side effects listed in the packaging of this product are not accurate-I would have never started this medication had I done research on this medication.One should be able to trust the warings and side effects listed in the product information.I am still concerned about the length of time it will take for my system to return back to a somewhat tolerable state. THIS MEDICATION SHOULD BE PULLED OFF THE MARKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!