Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen

(Norgestimate / Ethinyl estradiol)

Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a female hormones used orally to prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

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Product Description

Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a combined birth control medication. It contains two hormones: norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. The principle of action consists in hindering the ovulation. The lining of the uterus will be changed and the fertilized egg will not be able to attach.

Common use.

Besides the main action Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is used in the follwoing cases:

  1. to regulate menstruations and the amount of lost blood
  2. to treat acne
  3. to lower the risk of ovarian cysts formation

Administration and dosage.

The Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills should be taken at the same hour every day. Follow the prescritpion label thoroughly. Do your best not to skip any dose, as the possibility of getting pregnant will become higher.

Precautions and warnings.

Please be aware that birth control pills do not protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases. For this you will have to use some additional contraceptive methods (for example condoms).

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen should not be used in pregnancy as it may seriously harm your fetus. In breastfeeding, there is a risk that it will pass into mother’s milk. You should discuss with your doctor about an appropriate and safe method to prevent another pregnancy.


This contraceptive method is contraindicated in the following cases:

  1. previous episodes of blood clots, stroke and heart attack
  2. high blood pressure
  3. patients with migraines
  4. episodes of vaginal bleeding with uncertain origin
  5. pregnancy
  6. kidney/liver dysfunctions

Side effects.

The most frequent side effects associated with the administration of Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen are:

  1. headache, dizziness
  2. nausea and vomiting
  3. diarrhea
  4. swelling of the feet
  5. blood clots in the lungs
  6. breathing difficulty

Drug interaction.

Before starting to use this medication please inform your doctor about any kind of drugs you are taking, all the herbal and over the counter products. They might have a negative impact on Ortho Tri-Cyclen’s action and vice versa. The latter interacts mainly with:

  1. drugs having anastrozole as active ingredient, they are also called aromatase inhibitors
  2. medications for treating hepatitis C
  3. tamoxifen

This is not the complete list. More details will be provided by your doctor.

Missed dose.

If you forgot to take one pill it is mandatory to think about some additional contraceptive methods for not getting pregnant. As well you should contact your doctor for a professional advice. If you forget taking your pills quite often it would be wise to change the birth control method.


In case of an overdose the symptoms will be: severe headache, nausea, vomiting and abnormal bleeding. Please seek immediate medical care.