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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
Good: Lighter, shorter periods are a nice side effect of birth control pills ...Read more
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
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
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
Birth Control Pills: Both are effective when taken properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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.
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
Taking bc pills for perimenopause, just switched to monophasic, (ortho cyclen). Sleeping poorly before and now on the pill, will it improve?
Would a monophasic birth control pill, like ortho cyclen, improve my perimenopause symptoms better than a triphasic? Still symptomatic on triphasic.
Switching from Ortho-Cyclen 28 to Gildess FE due to heavy periods but I've read a lot of bad reviews about Gildess about spotting & mood changes?
Birth control: All the birth control pills can do this. Only way to know is give a try ...Read more