Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho-Cyclen) Image

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho-Cyclen)

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol (Ortho-Cyclen) Image
$15 ($0 with insurance)

Product details

Take control of your sexual and reproductive health with Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol. This contraceptive contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary).  It can also be used to regulate periods and treat moderate acne.

Birth control type:
Combination birth control pill

Recommended for:

✓ Acne treatment

✓ Regulates periods

✓ Less painful periods


Price with InsuranceOut-of-Pocket Price
As little as $0 per month for the medicationAs little as $15 per month for the medication


We also charge a $15 medication consultation, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.

Brand name:

Generic versions:
Sprintec, MonoNessa, Estarylla, Previfem, Mono-Linyah, Femynor

Additional Details

  • Treats acne
  • Regulates periods
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • Decreases risk of ovarian cysts
  • Decreases blood loss
  • Less painful of periods
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • Norgestimate (progesterone) [0.25 mg]
  • Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) [0.035 mg]
  • May increase blood pressure.
  • May increase blood sugar levels.
  • Avoid use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
  • May affect contact lens use.
  • Avoid over-exposure of the sun.
  • Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding.





  • How Does Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Work?

    Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is a daily birth control medication. For 21 days, you will take one blue pill daily that contains the active ingredients. Then, you will switch to the light green inactive pills which are placebo and serve as a reminder. After you complete the seven reminder pills, you will start the cycle all over with a new pack of Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol. It is important to take Norgestimate-Ethinyl at the same time each day.

  • Is Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Easy to Get?

    Yes, Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is a safe and easy birth control medication that is easy to get. You will find it at most pharmacies including right here at Nurx™. Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol does require a prescription but Nurx™ can help you with that. We offer high-quality and convenient healthcare to women by connecting you with a licensed Nurx™ doctor in your home state. Then, we will ship your Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradioldiscretely discreetly right to your home.

    Nurx™ also accepts most types of insurance. No insurance? No problem! Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is a generic that is often used as an affordable alternative for Ortho-Cyclen. Our Nurx™ professionals can also help you choose a birth control medication that fits in your budget.

  • What Precautions Should I be Aware of Before Taking Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol?

    Although it is rare, allergic reactions have been reported when taking birth control medications. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include rash, itching, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, and vision changes. It is always a good idea to discuss your health history with your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional before taking Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol. They can help you evaluate your risk of an allergic reaction.

    It is also possible for Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol to increase your blood pressure. If you have a history of high blood pressure, you may need to it screened more frequently. Diabetics may also need to monitor their blood sugar levels.

  • Are There any Known Side Effects of Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol?

    Hormone-based birth control medications can come with the risk of side effects. However, very few women will experience severe side effects and many may actually notice a decrease in acne and the occurrence of ovarian cysts. Side effects might include mood changes, stomach pains, heavy bleeding, and yellowing eyes or skin.

    More severe side effects of Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol are extremely rare but are a possibility including blood clots, severe migraines, vision changes, and difficulty breathing.

  • Can I Take Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol With Other Medications?

    Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is generally safe to take with most medications. However, it is important to discuss your current prescription, over-the-counter, and supplement use with a healthcare professional to avoid any interactions. Some medications like aromatase inhibitors and cancer, muscle-spasm, and HIV drugs may interact with Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol.

    Additionally, some medications like St. Johns wort and some anti-seizure medications can reduce Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol's ability to prevent pregnancy.

  • Does Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Stop Periods?

    Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol will likely not completely stop your periods. Instead, the active ingredients should regulate your hormones leading to lighter, less painful, and more regulated of periods.

  • Does Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Cause Weight Gain?

    Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol should not cause significant weight gain. Although uncommon. fluid retention is possible. However, as your body adjusts to the birth control hormones, you should lose the water weight.

  • How Does Nurx™ Work?

    Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.

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