Ortho Tri-Cyclen price comparisons
ORTHO TRI-CYCLENŽ Tablets (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol)
There's a highly effective birth control pill that can actually help clear up your skin too,
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN. It provides you with a low daily dose of hormones that prevent pregnancy, while
actually lowering the level of the hormone in your body that's likely to cause acne. In clinical
tests, only ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN has been clinically proven to help reduce mild to moderate acne-nearly
nine out of ten women saw significant improvements in their skin.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN can be a good choice for women 15 or over with mild to moderate acne who have
reached menstruation, are seeking contraception, have no known contraindications to birth control
pills, and are unresponsive to topical acne medication.
Oral contraceptives are not for everybody. Most side effects of the pill are not serious. And
those that are, occur infrequently. Serious risks, which can be life threatening, include blood
clots, stroke, and heart attacks, and are increased if you smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking
increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially if you're over 35. Women who
use oral contraceptives are strongly advised not to smoke. Some studies have reported an increase in
the risk of developing breast cancer among women who use oral contraceptives. However, the majority
of studies have found no overall increase in this risk. You should talk to your doctor or health
care professional about how this risk relates to your use of the pill. Some women should not use the
pill, including women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as
well as those who are or may be pregnant. The pill does not protect against HIV or other sexually
This product is an estrogen and progestin combination used to prevent pregnancy. This medication may
also be used to regulate the menstrual cycle, treat symptoms of menopause, or treat other conditions
as determined by your doctor.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION:
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a
patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions
that you may have before using this medicine. Try to take this medicine at the same time every day,
not more than 24 hours apart. If you have any questions, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Side effects, that may go away during treatment, include nausea, vomiting,
bleeding between menstrual periods, breast tenderness, or weight change. If they
continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with your doctor as
soon as possible if you experience persistent or recurrent abnormal vaginal
bleeding, a missed menstrual period, dizziness or fainting, swelling of fingers
or ankles, headache, or difficulty wearing contact lenses. Contact your doctor
immediately if you experience sharp or crushing chest pain, sudden shortness of
breath, sudden severe headache or leg pain, yellow skin or eyes, changes in
vision, numbness of an arm or leg, or severe stomach pain. If you notice other
effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Some medicines or medical conditions may
interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and
over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Do not take this medicine if you are also taking nevirapine or rifampin. Additional monitoring of your dose or condition may be needed if you are
taking barbiturates, carvedilol, corticosteroids, felbamate, griseofulvin, HIV protease inhibitors,
modafinil, metoprolol, pioglitazone, penicillin or tetracycline antibiotics, theophylline,
topiramate, troglitazone, troleandomycin, or medicine for seizures. Inform your doctor of any other
medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Use of this medicine is not recommended
if you have a history of cancer, heart or liver conditions, pulmonary embolism, blood clots, stroke,
cerebrovascular disease, or smoking.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, tremor, rapid breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
and stomach cramps
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Take your next dose at the
regular time. This means you may take 2 doses on the same day.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light. If you miss more than 1 dose of
this medicine, refer to the patient information that came with this medicine.