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Ortho Cyclen Birth Control Pills

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$20 generic equivalent, $0 with most insurance

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Ortho Cyclen Birth Control Pills Benefits

Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.

You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional.

Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts

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How to Use Ortho Cyclen

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Ortho Cyclen before bedtime or just after their largest meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills with no hormones that are there to help you keep in the habit of taking a pill every day.

Ortho Cyclen Dosage

Ortho Cyclen uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.035mg) and progestin (Norgestimate 0.25mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

Ortho Cyclen Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Ortho Cyclen. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.

The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented such as blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.

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What is Ortho Cyclen Birth Control Pills?

Ortho Cyclen is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Ortho Cyclen is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

This medication has been discontinued from the market but you can get any other Ortho Cyclen generic with the same active ingredients such as PrevifemEstarylla, Femynornorgestimate/ethinyl estradiolSprintec, Mili, Vylibra.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some women worry about weight gain when taking Ortho Cyclen and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your Doctor before starting on Ortho-Cyclen. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Ortho-Cyclen to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up with your doctor. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.

Pretty much every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Ortho Cyclen. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness. If you experience trouble breathing or swollen lips, throat, or tongue, call 911.

Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Ortho Cyclen, especially if you’ve had health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.

Ortho Cyclen has been discontinued. Choose one of several Ortho Cyclen generics, such as EstaryllaMono-Linyah, Previfem, Norgestimate / Ethinyl Estradiol, Femynor, Mononessa, Sprintec  Mili. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand.

Birth Control Pills do require a prescription from a doctor/provider. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Ortho-Cyclen, or simply want the privacy, confidentiality, and convenience of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have experienced, birth control passionate, licensed doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept almost all forms of major private insurance at Pandia Health.

No insurance? No problem. We offer many payment options to fit your needs.

 

Some women worry that birth control pills like Ortho Cyclen can cause long-term fertility issues.

This isn’t true. If you want to have a baby soon, just stop the medication and you should return to full fertility within a cycle or two after stopping.

Watch our video by our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen on birth control and infertility.

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