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How long (how many days) do I have to be on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for it to become effective?

How long (how many days) do I have to be on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for it to become effective?

I month: At yoru age in my opinion that is way too much hormone, if u were my pt I would have u on loloestrin 10 mcg pill much safer. ...Read more

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I use ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo right now but its getting too high and I heard bad reviews about the generic I wanted to know what's a good alternative?

I use ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo right now but its getting too high and I heard bad reviews about the generic I wanted to know what's a good alternative?

Try one of these: Tri-sprintec, Sprintec, and Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol are on Walmart's $4 list. There is no way to tell ahead of time how you will react to a contraceptive. You have to just give it a try. ...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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Help! Really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?

Help! Really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?

You should be ok: But I would use condoms as a backup measure to be safe for the rest of the pack of pills. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell

Is ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell

Combination: A combination birth control pill contains an estrogen and a progestin. The mini pill contains only a progestin without any estrogen. Ortho Tricyceln contains both hormones and is therefore a combination birth control pill. ...Read more

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I have used ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo since Jan and have gained 5 lbs so will Mononessa cause me to gain more weight?

I have used ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo since Jan and have gained 5 lbs so will Mononessa cause me to gain more weight?

Hormones for: Some women can cause and increased appetite. If you are on the pill and don't watch your calories you will gain weight. If you are not on the pill, and you don't watch your calories, then you will gain weight. BCP don't have more than a half pound of weight gain associated with them by water retention.

http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-pills-weight-gain ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping some symptoms but not all. Don't want to switch pills. What other option do I have?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, its helping some symptoms but not all. Don't want to switch pills. What other option do I have?

Please get off that: Pill, way too much hormone for someone your age too much risk of blood clot, stroke etc, taha pill has 35 mcg estrogen, if u are going to take a bcpill u sould be on loloetsrin, it has only 10 mcg estrogen but if has 24 activepills and 2 estrogen pills andonly 2 placebo which u can skip, u may need other hormones instead which may be better for u, or drugs like Effexor (venlafaxine) also work well for many. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ortho Tri Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) allergy?

One type of pill: This is a branded pill that has three different dosages of hormones throughout the cycle. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo and have been bleeding with clumps of lining since I started the first pill what should I do?

2 weeks ago I started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo and have been bleeding with clumps of lining since I started the first pill what should I do?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can missing 5 pills in a row cause a woman tobegin bleeding? I an on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Not due to start for 15 days but missed 5 pills now bleeding.

Can missing 5 pills in a row cause a woman tobegin bleeding? I an on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Not due to start for 15 days but missed 5 pills now bleeding.

Yes: You can generally skip up to 2 pills in a pack, and still catch up by taking 2 pills per day for 2 days. But once you've skipped 3 pills or more, your body thinks it's time to get a period, just like the last week of the pack when you take sugar pills. The pill is less effective if you don't take it every day. You should use a back up method, condoms, until you've been back on the pill for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo at 10-10:30pm and on the last pill of the 1st week I took it at 12 and tonight-middle of 2nd week 12 again. Am I protected?

Birth Control: You should be safe, it truly depends on how long you have been on birth control and how consistent you have been with it during that time, but I would try extremely hard to take your birth control pill around the same time every night. 1-2 hours won't hurt it too bad but whatever time you can take it at stick to that time and try not to be sporadic with timing. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that won't enhance depression?

Is there an alternative to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that won't enhance depression?

Perhaps: For most people on a low estrogen formulation of the oral contraceptive, it is the Progesterone component of the pill that is most associated with depression. There are many different progestoerones and a different one from the one in orthotricyclin may have less of a mood effect. Norgestimate (in your pill) is usually well tolerated but some feel drospirenone (in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) may be better. ...Read more

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Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I didn't see it when I researched it.

Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I didn't see it when I researched it.

Initially: Many women will have some spotting initially after starting the pill. For most women that lasts only a few weeks, then they only bleed when they are supposed to at the end of the pack of pills. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the patient monograph for ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo says it may make it difficult to wear contact lenses?

What does it mean when the patient monograph for ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo says it may make it difficult to wear contact lenses?

Tear flow: In susceptible individuals, ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo can alter the tear flow, usually lowering it, which can make contact lens wear more difficult. This is not common and tears can be supplemented so this is not a major issue. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of taking progesterone along side ortho tri cyclen? Will it curb the side effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

What is the outcome of taking progesterone along side ortho tri cyclen? Will it curb the side effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

Depends: For some women it will cause a lot of spotting by making the uterine lining very thin. For some women it can cause bloating or even breast tenderness. It really depends on the reason for taking it in the first place. But ortho tri cycle contains Progesterone so often times the solution is a change in the original medicine not adding a second medicine in. ...Read more

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45 yr old female began ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, ex- periencing hypothyroid symptoms, will ortho cause symptoms to worsen or improve?

45 yr old female began ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause, ex- periencing hypothyroid symptoms, will ortho cause symptoms to worsen or improve?

Not sure.: Not sure what you mean by hypothyroid symptoms. There may be some overlap in symptoms with perimenopause and hypothyroid, but not a lot. Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) may alleviate your perimenopausal symptoms but will have absolutely no effect on any symptoms produced by lack of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Last month missed 3 pills, had withdrawal for 3weeks. This month I have light bleeding still on last week. Is this normal?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo. Last month missed 3 pills, had withdrawal for 3weeks. This month I have light bleeding still on last week. Is this normal?

Yes: If you miss pills you can expect your period to be abnormal while you get back on track. Keep taking your pills and use a back-up method of contraception while they get back to normal. Many of my patients set an alarm in their phone to help them remember. Perhaps this would work for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have no sex drive on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, help?

See below: Please address this with your prescribing provider. Good Luck! ...Read more

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