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Ortho-cept effective as other pills?

Ortho-cept effective as other pills?

Absolutely: It is a highly effective birth control pill but only correct and consistent use of any birth control method can result in low failure rates. You need to remember to take the pill every day and as close to the same time of day as possible. Always use a secondary birth control method if you get on antibiotics for any reason. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept bcp effects?

Ortho-cept bcp effects?

Prevent pregnancy!: If you are asking about side effects, they are the same as any birth control pill. You should receive a package insert that goes into details about the possible effects. It is a potent pill and has less risk of break through bleeding compared to other pills. ...Read more

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How well can ortho cept work for acne?

How well can ortho cept work for acne?

Usually well: In most people it works remarkably well. Stopping the med is usually for some other reason. Give it a try but expect your insurance company to substitute some other brand. It shouldn't matter where acne is concerned. It may take your body up to three months to adjust to the new hormones. Remember they are never a substitute for safe sex practices. ...Read more

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Questions about ortho cept birth control?

Questions about ortho cept birth control?

Birthcontrol pills: You can find lots of good information to answer any questions you have about birth control at www.Womenshealth.Gov. ...Read more

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How many days will my period be while on ortho-cept?

How many days will my period be while on ortho-cept?

Short: It varies but most women on the pill will experience short, light menstrual periods with decreased cramping pain. Most women will have periods lasting 2-3 days, and usually will not last longer than 5 days. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Questions about ortho cept birth control? What are side efffects?

Questions about ortho cept birth control? What are side efffects?

Same as other pills: The side effects of ortho cept pills is the same as other combined hormonal birthcontrol pills. Side effect include: breast tenderness, GI upset (nausea or feeling sick), abdominal cramping and dizziness. These mild symptoms usually resolve quickly. ...Read more

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I started taking ortho-cept 16 days ago when my period began and am still on my period. What should I do?

I started taking ortho-cept 16 days ago when my period began and am still on my period. What should I do?

Breakthrough bleed: Usually we wait for 2 full months on the current medicine before considering changing pills. You are having a breakthrough bleeding which is very common on the modern birth control pills. The bleeding just means you are not getting enough hormones with your pills. Again, if bleeding/spotting doesn't stop by the end of the 2nd month, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control; does it have any special benefits over other brands of the pill?

Ortho-cept birth control; does it have any special benefits over other brands of the pill?

Not really: Most birth control pills are the same. They are a combination of hormones, Estrogens and progestins, that prevent pregnancy by inhibiting (stopping) ovulation. They offer non contraceptive benefits including: regulation of menstrual cycle, decreasing menstrualth bleeding, helping with acne and decreasing male patterned hair growth. One benefit of ortho cept may be low cost. ...Read more

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Was on Gildess FE just switched to Ortho-cept 3 days ago & been feeling very nauseous. Could it just be my body adjusting to different hormone levels?

Was on Gildess FE just switched to Ortho-cept 3 days ago & been feeling very nauseous. Could it just be my body adjusting to different hormone levels?

Maybe: You have increased your Estrogen dose from 0.2mcg to 0.3mcg when you switched pills. This is a very small increase but Estrogen can cause nausea. You could give it some time and see if you adjust. If not you can go back on the other pill or switch to a more effective nondaily option that does not contain Estrogen such as an IUD or Nexplanon ...Read more

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Can ortho-cept birth control cause cramps?

Can ortho-cept birth control cause cramps?

Potentially: I am thinking of leg cramps, though. Menstrual cramps should improve on birth control pills. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control and cramps, what to do?

Ortho-cept birth control and cramps, what to do?

Change something: There are a variety of treatments for menstrual cramps including medications, exercises, topicals, etc. It may simply need to be a change in your birth control pills that can make a difference. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept birth control; does it have the same amount of hormones in every pill?

Ortho-cept birth control; does it have the same amount of hormones in every pill?

Yes: Ortho-cept is a "monophasic" birth control pill. That means all the active pills contain the same amount of hormone. It is a 21-7 pill meaning there are 21 active pills and 7 placebo pills. You would get your period during the placebo pills. ...Read more

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Currently taking Ortho-Cept birth control. I'm due for my period next wk but would like 2 skip it due to vaca. Can I just start a new pack to do so?

Currently taking Ortho-Cept birth control. I'm due for my period next wk but would like 2 skip it due to vaca. Can I just start a new pack to do so?

Cycling birth contrl: Some doctors will control periods in this way. Take an active pill every day and skip any placeholder or sugar pills. ...Read more

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Can recommend pill BC w history of low side effects? Been on so many over last 4yrs & either have heavy periods or crazy mood swings. On ortho cept

Can recommend pill BC w history of low side effects? Been on so many over last 4yrs  & either have heavy periods or crazy mood swings. On ortho cept

Non pill options: You could consider a birth control method that is not in pill form. Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Skyla and Liletta are great Progesterone only IUDs with low side effects that reduce or eliminate menstrual cycles. Nexlanon is an implant in the arm that can hep as well. ...Read more

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I need a bc pill that causes less water retention, is low androgenic and is also a monophasic. Is ortho cept a good choice for me? On orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

I need a bc pill that causes less water retention, is  low
androgenic and is also a  monophasic. Is ortho cept a
good choice for me? On orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).

Likely fine: As long as you are not a smoker, just about any pill should be ok for you. But, you have to simply try the new one. Unfortunately there is no way to predict which pill you will do better with than others. Ask your obgyn for samples (orthocept (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and cyclen aren't sampled to our offices anymore) good luck. ...Read more

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Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol). My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?

Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol).
My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?

Ideally, : Ideally, birth control pills do help to improve the symptoms of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) and can help with hormone associated acne. If you are on a pill that is not helping with these problems, talk to your doctor about a switch to another type. Sometimes it can take a little "trial and error" to find the pill that works best for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is ortho removable appliance?

What is ortho removable appliance?

Just what is sounds: An appliance used to adjust your teeth/bite that can be removed. ...Read more

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Will next choice interfere with tri-ortho BC?

Will next choice interfere with tri-ortho BC?

No: No, it will not. You may have some abnormal bleeding. If you did not miss any of your regular BCPs, you the morning after pill doesn't really decrease chances for pregnancy any more. ...Read more

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Can i undergo ortho. Ttt. Now as i'm 25 yrs old.?

Can i undergo ortho. Ttt. Now as i'm 25 yrs old.?

Absolutely: A full 30% of all orthodontic patients are adults. I've treated patients in their 70s and80s with excellent results. You're not over the hill at 25. ...Read more

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