Ortho Tri-Cyclen is in the number of popular oral contraceptives used as a pregnancy-preventing medication. This birth control remedy belongs to the group of medications called combination hormonal contraceptives. Its active formula consists of two active ingredients and several additives. The two components responsible for preventing pregnancy are ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate. These components first of all prevent ovulation. Besides, Ortho Tri-Cyclen can change the consistency of cervical mucus increasing its thickness so that it was impossible for sperm to reach an unfertilized egg cell. Plus, Ortho Tri-Cyclen influences the uterus lining and under this influence, the lining rejects an impregnated ovum. But, this birth control, as well as other oral contraceptives, will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, among which HIV and ACID.
Women may buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen in a package with 28 pills inside. It is equal to 28 doses (one pill daily). The tablets are to be taken at approximately the same time with glass of water as a whole. Do not crush the pill. It is essentially important to take pills in a suggested order one after another. As you finished a package you should start another one at once. Try not to miss pills as every dose you failed to take increases the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
Women who have a history of severe hypertension, of coronary artery disease, have ever experienced uterine or breast cancer cannot take Ortho Tri-Cyclen to avoid adverse effects. In the list of contraindications can be added stroke or blood clots, liver problems, migraines or jaundice caused by contraceptives. The birth control pills may worsen your congestive heart failure, depression, diabetes and epilepsy; make the level of cholesterol higher. That’s it is very important to let your doctor know about these disorders. Besides, due to risk of drug interaction, tell your gynecologist about all the medications you take at the moment. There is no need to buy Orth Tri-Cyclen if you are already pregnant or breast-feeding. The active components of the drug may harm a foetus and, being taken with a mother’s milk, a nurseling. Besides, this oral contraceptive can reduce the production of milk and its quality.
Do not smoke whilst taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen. This habit may result in stroke, blood clots and sudden heart attacks, especially in women over 35.
Before you buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen, it is reasonable to ask your gyn about all the side effects the contraceptive may cause. The most common of them are: swelling or tenderness of breast, vomiting, nausea, headache, bloating, and sense of discomfort while using contact lenses. These side effects may persist, that’s why it is better to obtain more information from a medical specialist.
Women may buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen after submitting a prescription in a local drugstore or order the birth control over-the-counter on online pharmacies. Before using it, look through the directions for using thoroughly. If you still have any questions, don’t be shy and call your gynecologist.