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I am on ortho tri cyclen lo, I missed my pill Wednesday and Thursday without realizing January 7 and 8th, and on the 9th Friday, I had unprotected sex, he finished inside me and I took the Wednesday and Thursday pill, woke up this morning and took Fridays

I am on ortho tri cyclen lo, I missed my pill Wednesday and Thursday without realizing January 7 and 8th, and on the 9th Friday, I had unprotected sex, he finished inside me and I took the Wednesday and Thursday pill, woke up this morning and took Fridays

Use backup: The general recommendation is to take a pill as soon as you realize you missed it and if you miss 2 take an extra 1 each of the next 2 days ( don't try taking 3 or more in 1 day). If you miss pills you should use a back up method of contraception until you are into the next package. Use the back up now and, if your period is late, check a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen lo? I didn't see it when i researched it.

Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen 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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On ortho tri cyclen lo. Missed three pills, I stopped taking it after withdrawal bleed started. I've had withdrawal bleed for two weeks now. What2do?

On ortho tri cyclen lo. Missed three pills, I stopped taking it after withdrawal bleed started. I've had withdrawal bleed for two weeks now. What2do?

BCP: Restart your pills on a new pack. In the future continue with the pack you are on even though you have some bleeding, just remember to use another form of protection when you have missed that many pills. Things should normalize over the next few months, if the don't see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm taking ortho tri-cyclen LO For over 6 months. I am 22. Is this pill good? What is the next best pill? It's getting kind of pricy at $112 a month:(

I'm taking ortho tri-cyclen LO For over 6 months. I am 22. Is this pill good? What is the next best pill? It's getting kind of pricy at $112 a month:(

Generic: The generic for this particular pill is available at Walmart for $4. There are many pill options that would be more economical for you. ...Read more

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Ortho tri-cyclen lo pill, what is this for?

Birth control: tri cyclen lo is a lower dose pill that came out after ortho tri cycle. In addition to providing birth control, it also helps reduce mild cystic acne in patients and provides menstrual cycle control ...Read more

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Help! really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen lo pill?

Help! really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen 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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Help! really worried? I missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

Help! really worried? I missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

Should be okay: Missing the last pill shouldn't make that big of a deal, but you don't want to miss pills. Use a condom just to be doubly certain if pregnancy is a concern. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri cyclen a combination pill or mini pill? Idk how to tell

Is ortho tri cyclen 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

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

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