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Ortho Tri-Cyclen

How Should Ortho Tri-Cyclen Be Stored?

Keep Ortho Tri-Cyclen tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day and to take the pills in the correct order. Keep the package at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses of Ortho Tri-Cyclen increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle. Refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Ortho Tri-Cyclen or consult your healthcare provider if you are not sure what to do (see Ortho Tri-Cyclen Dosage for more information).

Strengths of Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Ortho Tri-Cyclen comes in one strength, with four different groups of tablets in each pack, in the following order:
  • Tablets 1 to 7 -- 0.180 mg of norgestimate and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Tablets 8 to 14 -- 0.215 mg of norgestimate and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Tablets 15 to 21 -- 0.250 mg of norgestimate and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
  • Tablets 22 to 28 -- no active ingredients.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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