Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo

  • Lighter periods
  • Helps acne
  • Light cramps
  • Generic options available
  • Widely found

UPDATE: DISCONTINUED
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Type

  • Birth Control Pills

Pills

  • 21 active pills and seven inactive pills per packet

Active Ingredients

  • Norgestimate-Ethinyl estradiol 0.18/0.215/.25 mg - 0.025 mg

Risks

  • Not for women who are breastfeeding or currently pregnant.
  • Increases risk of heart attack.
  • Increases risk of stroke.
  • Increases risk of blood clots.
  • Not as effective for women over 35 who smoke.
  • May not be effective for women who are overweight.
  • May increase symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Do not mix with other medication.

FAQ

  • Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Help Acne?

    Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo has not been FDA-approved to fight acne. However, there are certain chemicals in this pill that may treat your acne symptoms and make them better.

  • Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Reduce Libido?

    Every woman reacts differently to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and other birth control pills, but some patients have experienced low libido as a side effect. The problem should pass within a month or two after your body adjusts, but you should talk to your doctor if the problem persists.

  • What Else Should I Know About Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?

    Tell your doctor about any allergies or medications that you are taking before you choose your birth control option. Some medications can mix with Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and reduce its effectiveness — increasing your chances of getting pregnant. You could also have a life-threatening allergic reaction to these pills. It’s better to be upfront with your doctor so they can find the best contraceptive for you.

  • What Are the Side Effects of Taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?

    There are a few common side effects that you are likely to experience while taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and other birth control pills. These include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, bleeding between periods, moodiness, and changes in weight. As long as these are mild, they are normal and should not interfere with your daily life.

    However, there can also be serious side effects when taking this medication. Stop taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo if you experience:

    • Leg pain that won’t go away
    • Severe shortness of breath
    • Changes in vision or blindness
    • Chest pain
    • Severe headaches
    • Weakness or numbness
    • Trouble speaking

    These could be signs of serious health problems related to the contraceptive.

  • Are There Any Precautions When Taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?

    Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo isn’t for everyone. Most doctors recommend that you avoid this form of birth control if you smoke or are over the age of 35. These factors increase your risk of blood clots and other serious health problems.

    Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is most effective when it is taken every day at the same time. If you are unable to stick to this schedule (or are likely to miss pills), then you may want to consider another form of birth control. Skipping just one pill significantly increases your chances of getting pregnant.

    Like most birth control pills, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo doesn’t prevent sexually transmitted diseases, which means you should continue to use barrier protection (such as condoms) and get tested regularly.

  • How Can You Get Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo?

    Your doctor will need to prescribe Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo before you can start this form of birth control. Once you have a prescription, your health insurance will likely help cover the cost of the pill.

    Out of pocket, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo can be expensive. Some people report paying more than $140 for a packet of 28 pills. However, many local pharmacies sell it for $15-$20.

    If you can’t find an affordable form of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, look for one of its generic options. Tri-Lo-Sprintec, TriNessa Lo, and Tri-Lo-Marzia (triphasic) all use the same active chemicals to prevent pregnancy.

    Our company can also help you find birth control. We offer safe, reliable, and affordable birth control solutions to give women the protection they need.

  • How Does Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Work?

    Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo uses the compounds Norgestimate and Ethinyl estradiol to keep you from getting pregnant, but what do these chemicals do? Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo prevents pregnancy in three ways: by preventing ovulation so there’s no egg to fertilize, by thickening the vaginal fluid to prevent sperm from reaching the cervix, and by thinning the uterine lining so there’s nothing for the fertilized egg to attach to.

    Women who take Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo can confidently have relationships with their partners, knowing their bodies are protecting them from getting pregnant.