What type of birth control is Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN Lo is a combination oral contraceptive containing the progestational compound norgestimate and the estrogenic compound ethinyl estradiol.
What is the generic for Ortho Cyclen?
Teva’s generic of Ortho Cyclen® Tablets: Sprintec® (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP)
Why was Ortho Tri-Cyclen discontinued?
A total of 100 (7.5%) women discontinued ORTHO-CYCLEN and 231 (4.8%) women discontinued Ortho Tri-Cyclen, at least in part, due to bleeding or spotting.
Is Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo a mini pill?
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a brand of combination birth control pills. This is a triphasic birth control pill—this means that Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo has three different doses of hormones during the three weeks of active pills in each pack.
Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen cause hair loss?
Which birth control does not cause hair loss? The following birth control options are less likely to cause hair loss: Desogen. Ortho-Cyclen.
Can Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo stop your period?
There are several ways to delay or skip your period using birth control. If you use a combined birth control pill such as Yaz, Estrostep or Ortho Tri-Cyclen, you can skip your period by only taking the active pills, without ever using the seven inactive pills in each pack.
Is Ortho Tri-Cyclen bad?
Taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. You are even more at risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are overweight. Your risk of stroke or blood clot is highest during your first year of taking birth control pills.
Does Tri-Cyclen make you gain weight?
I took Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for 22 years (from age 18-40), used no other form of birth control, and never got pregnant once. It did not cause me to gain any extra weight (no more than age-related weight, at 18 I weighed 117 pounds, at age 40 I weighed 130. It also controlled my acne.
What is the difference between Ortho-Cyclen and Ortho Tri-Cyclen?
Ortho Tricyclen is a prescription medicine used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ortho Tricyclen may be used alone or with other medications. Ortho Tricyclen belongs to a class of drugs called Estrogens/Progestins; Contraceptives, Oral. It is not known if Ortho Tricyclen is safe and effective in children.
Why was Tri Cyclen Lo discontinued?
The manufacturers made a financial decision to no longer make the product. The pills that our partner pharmacies provide in their place are FDA-approved, have the SAME active ingredients and dosage, and are safe to take.
Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen really work?
Ortho Tri-Cyclen is indicated for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris. Ortho Tri-Cyclen can reduce inflammatory acne lesions by up to 60 percent after six to nine months of use. Roughly 50 to 90 percent of women have a positive response to oral contraceptives when used to treat acne.
Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen LO have estrogen and progesterone?
Triphasic pills are different from traditional monophasic pills, which are made up of the same dose of both estrogen and progestin. Each monthly pack of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo contains 28 pills. The active pills are made up of ethinyl estradiol and a progestin called norgestimate.
Is Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo a monophasic birth control pill?
This is a triphasic birth control pill-this means that Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo has three different doses of hormones during the three weeks of active pills in each pack. Triphasic pills are different from traditional monophasic pills, which are made up of the same dose of both estrogen and progestin.
Is Ortho Tri Cyclen a triphasic pill?
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a brand of combination birth control pills. This is a triphasic birth control pill -this means that Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo has three different doses of hormones during the three weeks of active pills in each pack.