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Doctor insights on: Tri Previfem Vs Ortho Tri Cyclen

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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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And is tri-previfem a good birth control? I'm scared it won't be as effective as ortho tri-cyclen

And is tri-previfem a good birth control? I'm scared it won't be as effective as ortho tri-cyclen

Effective: It should be just as effective, birth control wise. Its contains the same type of estrogen and progestin as ortho tri-cyclen, just made by another manufacturer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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On othro tri cyclen and tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) now for the last 6 yrs. Im spotting for 2 to 3 week between periods now is it from my birth control.

On othro tri cyclen and tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) now for the last 6 yrs. Im spotting for 2 to 3 week between periods now is it from my birth control.

Most likely: Most likely, yes. Keep taking the pil, don't miss any and it should clear up in a month or so. Doubtful, but you might want to check a pregnancy test to be certain. ...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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I'm taking ortho tri-cyclen LO For over 6 months. I am 22. Is this pill good? What is the next best pill? It's getting kind of pricy at $112 a month:(

Generic: The generic for this particular pill is available at Walmart for $4. There are many pill options that would be more economical for you. ...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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Will ortho tri-cyclen not work when taken with trileptal?

Will ortho tri-cyclen not work when taken with trileptal?

Trileptal/BCP: Trileptal can lower the dose of some Birth control pills. Advise discussing other BCP forms with safer interactions. ...Read more

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Should i be worried i missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

Should i be worried i missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

No worries: Missing the last active pill of orth-tri-cyclen is not going to result in ovulation, if the subsequent pack of pills is started without delay. ...Read more

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Help! really worried? I missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

Help! really worried? I missed last active pill of ortho-tri-cyclen?

Should be okay: Missing the last pill shouldn't make that big of a deal, but you don't want to miss pills. Use a condom just to be doubly certain if pregnancy is a concern. ...Read more

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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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Im on ortho tri-cyclen on my last inactive pills no period?

Common: It's common not to have any bleeding at all while taking birth control pills. Run a home urine pregnancy test just to be sure. If the lack of period bothers you, your gyne can switch you to a pill higher is estrogen. That will often help get the period back during the inactive row. ...Read more

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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more