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Ortho Tri-Cyclen Birth Control Pills

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Birth Control Pills

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What is Ortho Tri-Cyclen Birth Control Pills?

Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a triphasic combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Our CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Sophia Yen generally does not recommend triphasics because life is better on monophasics. Ortho Tri-Cyclen 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.  Read More

How to Use Ortho tri-Cyclen

Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Ortho Tri-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 Tri-Cyclen Dosage

Ortho Tri-Cyclen uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.035mg) and progestin (Norgestimate 0.18/0.215/.25mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.

Benefits of Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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.

Reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS])

Improves acne.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Ortho Tri-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.

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Some women may experience weight gain when taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat).

ANY OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN?

As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Ortho Tri-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 Tri-Cyclen to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up with your health provider. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, many seizures, and chronic hepatitis C medications.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WITH ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN?

Every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergy, including Ortho Tri-Cyclen. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness. A severe allergy would be: trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue and if that happens, you could call 911 or an ambulance ASAP and take an antihistamine while you are waiting for help.

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 Tri Cyclen. This is especially the case if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN?

Ortho Tri Cyclen has been discontinued. Birth Control pills require a prescription from a doctor. If you’re hesitant to approach your doctor about Ortho Tri Cyclen new replacement/equivalent brand or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease 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.

Replacement generic brands for Ortho Tri Cyclen are Tri-Sprintec, Tri-Previfem, Tri-Estarylla, Tri Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol, or Tri-Linyah. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

DOES BIRTH CONTROL CAUSE INFERTILITY?

Some women worry that birth control pills like Ortho Tri-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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