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Help please? What is the difference between ortho cyclen and ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) birth control pills?

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Dr. Maria Birotte-sanchez
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In brief: The dose of hormones

OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is monophasic means you take the same dose of hormones everyday.
OrthTryCiclen is thriphasic meaning you take a smaller dose at the beginning a higher dose during the middle of your cycle to prevent ovulation and a lower dose during the last week to have your period. It depends on your medical history and your sensitivity to oral contraceptives what determines which is best for you.

In brief: The dose of hormones

OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is monophasic means you take the same dose of hormones everyday.
OrthTryCiclen is thriphasic meaning you take a smaller dose at the beginning a higher dose during the middle of your cycle to prevent ovulation and a lower dose during the last week to have your period. It depends on your medical history and your sensitivity to oral contraceptives what determines which is best for you.
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