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Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Can I delay my period for at least a week on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I've tried skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack right away but had BTB

Can I delay my period for at least a week on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I've tried skipping the placebo pills and starting a new pack right away but had BTB

Don't skip placebo: You are better off not skipping your placebo pills as this could mess with your cycle and give you the breakthrough bleeding. There isn't a great way to delay your period by a week since anything you might do can cause unpredictable changes. ...Read more

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How can I skip my period for the month taking ortho tri-cyclen?

How can I skip my period for the month taking ortho tri-cyclen?

It is hard: It is harder on the tricyclic pills to do this reliably. You can skip the last week of active pills and have it one week earlier or take an extra third week of pills to delay it an extra week but skipping it altogether is more difficult. ...Read more

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I have been taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for a few years. Is it okay to skip the week 4 on my current pack to not have a period on vacation next week?

I have been taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for a few years. Is it okay to skip the week 4 on my current pack to not have a period on vacation next week?

Cont active pills: If a woman on birth control pills wants to delay her menstrual period and maintain protection from pregnancy, she should continue with hormone containing pills from the next cycle after finishing the hormone containing pills from the previous cycle. ...Read more

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Perfect user of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo missed period this month, didn't have sex this month. How does bc make u miss a period?

Perfect user of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo missed period this month, didn't have sex this month. How does bc make u miss a period?

Uterine lining: A period is when the uterine lining that built up for possible egg implantation is lost when a pregnancy does not occur. Some birth control pills not allow the lining to build, some force it to be lost. ...Read more

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Was given ortho tri-cyclen lo to regulate my periods. If not having periods when do you start taking it?

Was given ortho tri-cyclen lo to regulate my periods. If not having periods when do you start taking it?

Any Sunday: If you are not having periods, you can start it on any sunday, make sure you are not pregnant. The urine pregnancy tests you can buy over the counter are pretty accurate. ...Read more

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I'm on ortho tri-cyclen on my last inactive pills no period?

I'm on ortho tri-cyclen on my last inactive pills no period?

Common: It's common not to have any bleeding at all while taking birth control pills. Run a home urine pregnancy test just to be sure. If the lack of period bothers you, your gyne can switch you to a pill higher is estrogen. That will often help get the period back during the inactive row. ...Read more

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2 yr on ortho tri cyclen for hormonal acne. Break out during first 3 weeks of the pills but clear during last week (period week) what does this mean?

2 yr on ortho tri cyclen for hormonal acne. Break out during first 3 weeks of the pills but clear during last week (period week) what does this mean?

Common: You will have much less acne if you add spironolactone. Give it 3 menst cycles to see full effect. Dose 25 to 200mg once a day, most often 100mg. Not expensive @$16 for 3 months. Usually well tolerated. Anti androgen. Not if pregnant or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?

Was on Loestrin Fe 1/20 for a year (2 day periods), switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Got heavy 8 day period first month. Normal because more estrogen?

Monitor for 3 months: If the problem continues, switch back to the Loestrin Fe1/20. Not sure why would switch if it was working well for you ...Read more

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How can I stop my period since it started about 2 days ago im currently on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

How can I stop my period since it started about 2 days ago im currently on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Birth Control Pill: Ortho Tri-Cyclen is one of the low dose pills and there may not be enough hormone to suppress your ovulation or support the endometrial lining. Missing a pill becomes more critical and makes it more likely for you to get pregnant or have irregular bleeding. If this is the first time on the pill, it will take some time but should be okay after 2-3 months. ...Read more

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I've been on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 3mo now and this month I still haven't gotten my period. Help?

I've been on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 3mo now and this month I still haven't gotten my period. Help?

Normal: With the low doses of estrogen there may not be as much lining build up to have any period at all. This is ok. If you want period would have to change to a higher dose estrogen pill. ...Read more

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I am starting ortho tri-cyclen lo birth control. I take a # of phsyc meds. Is it safe? My period is unpredictable. When do I start the cycle?

I am starting ortho tri-cyclen lo birth control. I take a # of phsyc meds. Is it safe? My period is unpredictable. When do I start the cycle?

Check w pharmacist: A pharmacist or dr. With a pharmacy integrated electronic medical record would be able to tell you of any drug to drug interactions. You need to assure the rx'ing dr. And pharmacist have all your medications listed, and any interactions would be made available to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Given ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo & provera for regulating period. Start ortho sun for 24 days & provera thurs 1x daily for 10. Is it ok to take it w/ortho?

Given ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo & provera for regulating period. Start ortho sun for 24 days & provera thurs 1x daily for 10. Is it ok to take it w/ortho?

OK but ? necessary: You do not need the provera (medroxyprogesterone). The ortho tricyclen-lo is a good pill to regulate the cycle. It contains estrogen and progesterone. The additional Progesterone (provera (medroxyprogesterone)) is not likely to be of any value or benefit when take with the birth control pill. If the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is taken with the last seven pills in your pack(the placebo pills), it likely will interfere with your cycle rather than correcting it. ...Read more

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How long does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birthday control take to be effective? I started the packet on the 3rd day of my period on a wenesday

How long does ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birthday control take to be effective? I started the packet on the 3rd day of my period on a wenesday

2 weeks: You should use backup contraception (condoms and spermicide) for the first two weeks when starting birth control pills. Remember, though, at the pill protects against pregnancy, but not against STDs. Contunued use of condoms will reduce the risk of STDs. ...Read more

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Starting ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo on 5/11. My period started 5/5. When will it be on affect? Does this mean my fiancé can "cum" inside me, no problem? Ty

Starting ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo on 5/11. My period started 5/5. When will it be on affect? Does this mean my fiancé can "cum" inside me, no problem? Ty

NO: You are starting the pills late in the cycle (Day 7) and therefore they are not as effective for birth control. I recommend that you use a backup method like condoms this cycle. You will be safe for unprotected sex for the next pill cycle. ...Read more

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Switching birth controls? I am switching birth controls from ortho tri cyclen to loestrin 24 fe and I start my 7day pills on a thursday and get my period on that sunday should I start my new pills then or should I wait and be off of the pill until the nex

Switching birth controls? I am switching birth controls from ortho tri cyclen to loestrin 24 fe and I start my 7day pills on a thursday and get my period on that sunday should I start my new pills then or should I wait and be off of the pill until the nex

You : You should start your new pills on the same day you would have normally started the new pack of ortho-tricyclen. From what you describe, it looks like that would be the thursday after you start your period. Also, be sure to use an alternative form of birth control such as a condom for the first week you are on the loestrin 24 just in case the switch causes ovulation. Better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 2 weeks after discontinued use of ciprofloxacin. Had a period in between the 2 weeks. Took ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo whole time. Protected?

Unprotected sex 2 weeks after discontinued use of ciprofloxacin. Had a period in between the 2 weeks. Took ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo whole time. Protected?

Yes, likely: Yes, you are likely protected. The effects of antibiotics on birth control efficacy is very minimal. Sometimes women use a back up method like a condom, but it's very likely that you aren't pregnant or becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I was on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo for period regulation. Would it be okay to get the Depo-Provera provera shot for period regulation?

I was on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) Lo for period regulation. Would it be okay to get the Depo-Provera provera shot for period regulation?

Depo: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is not a good choice for period regulation. As it is only progesterone many women either have no periods or bleed irregularly. ...Read more

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If I am on ortho tri-cyclen lo and skip the sugar pills and go straight to new package of birth control will it make me break out?

If I am on ortho tri-cyclen lo and skip the sugar pills and go straight to new package of birth control will it make me break out?

Skipping placebo: If you skip the placebo on any of the "tri-cyclen" pills, you can have all kinds of side effects. This includes bleeding (spotting to whole period), bloating, and acne. If you want to skip periods, talk to your doctor about a single-dose pill instead of a "tri"-dose pill. ...Read more

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What are the usual side effects of ortho tri-cyclen?

What are the usual side effects of ortho tri-cyclen?

Fluid, bleed, HTN..: Side effects include vaginal bleeding, fluid retention, vision changes, spotty darkening of skin, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and depression, among others. Fluid retention is important to tell your doctor because it can be hypertension. The most important fact to note is if you smoke and use this, you can have serious cardiovascular side effects. So do not smoke and use this. ...Read more