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How long until ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) will take effect to help my acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe never: Some women do great on this kind of hormonal manipulation, others fail. If it isn't gone in a few weeks, consider adding a topical Clindamycin preparation with or without a retinoid acid derivative.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2014

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