Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral)

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Could you respond my question as soon as possible?

Hello~ my name is Jason. i have to do my Health project about researching the drug named Ortho Tricyclen. This drug is too difficult for me to find the information, so i need a help. Could you help me please? If you can, can you answer my question ple...
by Jason in Leonia , NJ, 11/10/2006

Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral) and Despression

My x-wife put my 16 year old daughter on Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral) orange . Before she was placed on the drug she has times where she is depressed becuase of the pressures of our divorce. Should she be on this or any birth control pill if she suffe...
by Jerry Bailey, 10/14/2006

Breast feeding on ortho tri-cyclen

I am breast feeding and my doctor prescribed me Ortho Tri-Cyclen for my method of birth control. He said that there is information now that this pill is ok to take when breast feeding. I read the pamphlet that came in the pills and it states that ther...
by Jami in USA- Florida, 05/10/2007

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Side Effects

I have been taking this product for just a month now, but I started my period on the 3rd week and still am continuing my period. It is not light. It is about a normal period for me and I have been going for about a week and a half. My green pills are ...
by Mandy in Florida, 10/10/2006

Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral)

Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Oral) Medication Classification


Ortho Tri-Cyclen (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 Tri-Cyclen (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Ortho Tri-Cyclen (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 Tri-Cyclen (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 Tri-Cyclen (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Ortho Tri-Cyclen (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 Tri-Cyclen (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 Tri-Cyclen (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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