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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

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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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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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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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How does ortho novum 1/35 28 birth control pills work?

How does ortho novum 1/35 28 birth control pills work?

Inhibits ovulation : All oral contraceptive pills that contain estrogen and progestin work primarily by inhibiting the passage of an egg (ovulation). The progestin component can also thicken the cervical mucus to prevent sperm transport. ...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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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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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 tri-cyclen lo pill, what is this for?

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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Has anyone switched from ortho cyclen to sprintec?

Has anyone switched from ortho cyclen to sprintec?

Yes: Sprintec is a contraceptive pill that is considered to be a generic substitute for ortho cyclen. As such, many women have switched, mostly for financial reasons to the usually less expensive sprintec. ...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

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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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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