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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Progestin related : Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Micronor (Definition)

Micronor is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Progestin related : Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Antibiotics , pill: There is a slight chance of making the oral contraceptive not as effective while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) considered a good birth control pill?

Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) considered a good birth control pill?

Birth control safety: Birth control pills have different side effects, the best one for you is the one you like the best. All birth control pills are effective, but their reliability depends on taking them every day. Also, if there are other medical conditions present, the medications for those conditions can decrease the efficacy of the pill, ex anti seizure medications or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Brown discharge when on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Normal?

Brown discharge is : Usually old, deoxygenated blood. Spotting in not uncommon on oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Yes: Oral contraceptive pills have 2 hormones - a progesterone and an estrogen component. Sprintec is a monophasic pill ie the progesterone and estrogen components are fixed and does not vary with the last 7 pills hormone free (inert). Ortho tricyclen, the progesterone component increases weekly up to week 3, and the last 7 pills inert. I find that there is more break through bleeding with tricyclen. ...Read more

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I've using ortho micronor (norethindrone). I started spotting on 3/21/14 and today (3-25) finally got it. I'm getting married 5-24.How can I stop or change my period?

I've using ortho micronor (norethindrone). I started spotting on 3/21/14 and today (3-25) finally got it. I'm getting married 5-24.How can I stop or change my period?

Controlling periods: Congratulations on getting married, i understand that you might not want to have your period on your wedding day. Consider switching to a pill that has estrogen and Progesterone abd take it continuously, skipping the sugarpill/placebo week. Ask your prescriber for details. ...Read more

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Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

Supposedly: However, while the generics are supposedly alike are definately tolerated differently by the same patient so there are some differences. I sometimes have to specify a specific generic that is tolerated so the brand of generic is not changed each month or so. ...Read more

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Can ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control wipe out your libido?

Can ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control wipe out your libido?

Sometimes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a very low dose contraceptive and has been known to decrease libido. Unlike alcohol abuse which "increases the desire but impairs the performance" the pill can sometimes "make one forget why they were taking it in the first place" ask your md to consider a change in the pill. ...Read more

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Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

No : Differnet pills, I do not like either of those at your age you should be using the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen safer for anyone in their 40s and if u do not want kids I do in office tubals in my office takes 5 minutes, easy miss 1/2 day work , no incisions. ...Read more

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Ortho evra side effects?

Ortho evra side effects?

Birth control effect: Side effects are same as most all ocp's in risk of increase bp, stroke, clots irregular bleeding....As well as others. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant on Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo?

Can I get pregnant on Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo?

BCP effectiveness: All birth control methods have a failure rate. So yet you can get pregnant while taking BCPs, but with perfect use (no missed pills) the rate is only about 1%. ...Read more

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Does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) make you break out on your face?

Does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) make you break out on your face?

Should decrease acne: All pills lower your hormones and will help with acne. Many dermatologists recommend birth control pills for teens to help control their acne. It can take a few months to get the effect. ...Read more

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Is ortho tricyclen an effective birth control?

Yes: Birth control pills such as ortho tricyclen are an effective form of birth control. You just need to remember to take it every day at about the same time each day to be most effective. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more