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Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I dont think it will interfere with birth control pills unless you took it at the same time and your bowels flushed the pill through your system so fast that it couldnt get absorbed. Best not to take the cascara. ...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


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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

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Actual side effects of ortho tri-cyclen can be what?

Actual side effects of ortho tri-cyclen can be what?

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

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Side effects of ortho tri-cyclen use over the years?

Side effects of ortho tri-cyclen use over the years?

Same as other pills: Side effects are the same as other birth control pills. It does not decrease fertility, but if you had a fertility problem, it may prevent you from realizing it until you went off of it. It should not be taken by women over 35 who smoke, a family history of blood clot, or those with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are side effects after starting ortho tri-cyclen in the first few months?

What are side effects after starting  ortho tri-cyclen in the first few months?

Unlikely but many: Most women using birth control pills have very few side effects. Most common side effects include: change of menstrual cycle, including irregular bleeding, or no periods. Swelling/edema, headaches, breast tenderness, nausea, weight gain. Rare but serious side effects include blood clots in legs/lungs. Beneficial effects may include normal menses, less cramping, lighter menstrual flow, . ...Read more

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Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

Apparently not.: 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

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

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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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