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What are some side effects of ortho-cyclen?

What are some side effects of ortho-cyclen?

Oral contraceptive: Which may have side effects including edema (swelling) weakness, breakthrough bleeding, change in weight, headache, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking ortho-cyclen (non-smoker)?

Side effects of taking ortho-cyclen (non-smoker)?

Usual bcp effects: Birth control pills generally same side effects irregular bleeding clots stroke increased blood pressure to name a few. ...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 it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen to the generc?

Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen to the generc?

Yes: Just be sure to not switch in middle of pack. Wait until due for next pack and then start generic. Safe but maybe different side effects such as irregular bleeding when change to generic or any different pill. ...Read more

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Ortho cyclen and weight gain?

Ortho cyclen and weight gain?

Weight gain: Despite the common belief, oral contraceptives do not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Side effects ortho-cyclen -- anyone have darkening of the face while taking this?

Side effects ortho-cyclen -- anyone have darkening of the face while taking this?

Yes: Chloasma, or darkening of the skin is a common side effect of oral contraceptive therapy. It is usually not too noticeable and its appearance varies from individual to individual. It has been reported with all oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How long after you start ortho-cyclen is safe to have sex?

How long after you start ortho-cyclen is safe to have sex?

Same day with condom: If you are going to use a back up method, then you can start the same day you begin the bcp. If the bcp is the only form of birth control you are use, then wait until you begin your second package for maximum protection. ...Read more

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I'm on ortho cyclen and my periods are only lasting 2 days during the last few months. Is this normal?

I'm on ortho cyclen and my periods are only lasting 2 days during the last few months. Is this normal?

Lucky you!: Birth Control pills can make your periods lighter and shorter. As long as they are regular and coming doing the last week of your pill pack this is normal! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm on ortho-cyclen 28 and my periods start on thursday of the inactive pills but last into monday or tuesday of the active pills, is this normal?

I'm on ortho-cyclen 28 and my periods start on thursday of the inactive pills but last into monday or tuesday of the active pills, is this normal?

Yes: Normally it seems like the period should start as soon as we start the inactive pills, but it doesn't work that way. It takes a few days, typically, for the withdrawal bleed, as it called, to start the period. And then normal as well to bleed a few days into the active pills. No worries! ...Read more

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Does ortho cyclen help acne, and how?

Does ortho cyclen help acne, and how?

In some cases: Oral contraceptive pills (ocp) like ortho-cyclen can be helpful to treat acne in women of childbearing age. Ocp work by suppressing testosterone production by the ovaries. In many women with acne, testosterone produced by the ovaries stimulates the sebaceous (oil) glands to produce excess sebum which leads to blockage of the pores. ...Read more

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Is ortho cyclen known for weight gain and is it similar to cryselle?

Is ortho cyclen known for weight gain and is it similar to cryselle?

Changes in weight: Cryselle and ortho cyclen can both result in decrease or increase in weight. Both contain Estradiol, though slightly higher in ortho-cyclen. Both also contain progestins, and are monophasic agents. To reduce weight gain, increase physical activity /reduce caloric intake (reduce portion size) reduce fatty foods, increase veggies/ fruits, always remember to practice safe sex. Use condoms. Stay safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic?

Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic?

Generic BCP's: It is perfectly safe to switch from the brand to generic bcp's. The hormonal components are exactly the same, and the side effects will be the same. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from ortho-cyclen birth control to the generic brand?

Yes: The generic is the same chemical compound as the brand. For most people you will not notice any difference. Some people might have breakthrough bleeding. If further concerns, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I started ortho cyclen one day ago, and I woke up with my leg numb for the first time. It went away after rubbing, but still worries me.

I started ortho cyclen one day ago, and I woke up with my leg numb for the first time. It went away after rubbing, but still worries me.

OCPs: The likelihood of your leg numbness occurring from one dose of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is very low. If symptoms persist speak to your doctor and perhaps they will alter the means of contraception to another method. ...Read more

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2 years of ortho-cyclen. Have been late on pill a few times. Always protected sex.. Started bleeding before due period, clump of tissue in blood, why?

2 years of ortho-cyclen. Have been late on pill a few times. Always protected sex.. Started bleeding before due period, clump of tissue in blood, why?

Late on pill: If you are missing or skipping pills off and on then you are messing up the hormonal balance and causing the irregular periods. Consider a different birth control method such as an iud that would prevent the need to do something every day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Ortho Cyclen (BC), a B-Complex Vitamin, and a multivitamin at the same time? Will it weaken my BC?

Is it okay to take Ortho Cyclen (BC), a B-Complex Vitamin, and a multivitamin at the same time? Will it weaken my BC?

No problem: Your vitamins should not interfere with the birth control pill. If you are concerned, you could take the vitamins in the morning and the birth control at bedtime. Spotting during active BC pills could signal ineffectiveness. Using condoms is always recommended to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I'm switching my birth control from seasonique to ortho cyclen. Is it necessary to wait before having unprotected sex?

I'm switching my birth control from seasonique to ortho cyclen. Is it necessary to wait before having unprotected sex?

OCP switch: No. In general, if you are switching from one pill to another (without missing any days), you should still maintain the same contraceptive efficacy. You may notice that your bleeding pattern changes (because of different hormones) but that, too, should settle out after a couple of months. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I have sex and the condom broke twice. I am on the ortho cyclen and I was just wondering if I could still get pregnant if I took it?

My boyfriend and I have sex and the condom broke twice. I am on the ortho cyclen and I was just wondering if I could still get pregnant if I took it?

Ortho cyclen: Ortho cyclen birth control pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The main reason to use condoms while on the pill is to prevent STD/STI transmission. If you are taking the pill regularly and not missing any days it is highly unlikely that you can get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I skip a period on Ortho Cyclen by taking blue pills straight thru w/o getting pregnant? Going on vacation and want to time it for later...

Can I skip a period on Ortho Cyclen by taking blue pills straight thru w/o getting pregnant? Going on vacation and want to time it for later...

Yes: Continue with the active pills (the first 3 weeks) continuously until next month and you won't need stock in Kimberly Clark products on vacation. (pads & tampons). ...Read more

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I switched from ortho cyclen to gildess fe 1-20 this month. My period is usually 5 days. On gildess, it was very light for 1 day. Could I be pregnant?

I switched from ortho cyclen to gildess fe 1-20 this month. My period is usually 5 days. On gildess, it was very light for 1 day. Could I be pregnant?

Very unlikely: If you continued directly from one type of pill to the next without being late, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. LIkely your body is adjusting to the new hormone. But to be sure, you can always do a test! ...Read more

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Would a monophasic birth control pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my perimenopause symptoms better than a triphasic? Still symptomatic on triphasic.

Would a monophasic birth control pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my perimenopause symptoms better than a triphasic? Still symptomatic on triphasic.

Hormons: The difference in mono and tri phasic birth control is that wit mono-phsic you get more hormons but stable amount of hormones. Then there should be less chance of mood fluctuating due to hormone level changes. ...Read more

Orthocyclen Allergy (Definition)

OrthoCyclen is a combination (ethinyl estradiol & norgestimate) oral contraceptive medication. For information about possible adverse reactions see: ...Read more


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Orthocyclen (Definition)

Ortho-Cyclen is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more