Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is used as contraception to prevent ovulation. Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen has been used for 25 years for the prevention of pregnancy in women! It is one of the most prescribed medications and you can order it here for a fraction of the price.
Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is also marketed as Mononessa, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Ortho-Cyclen, Previfem, Sprintec, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, Tri-Previfem, Tri-Sprintec, TriNessa.
*Ortho Tri-Cyclen® is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a combination contains a combination of female hormones (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Take Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Some medical conditions may interact with Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.
Some drugs can make Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Before using Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
Follow the patient instructions provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions. Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss one active pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.
If you miss two active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.
Store Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen at room temperature away from moisture and heat.