Ortho Tri-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions

There are many Ortho Tri-Cyclen warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting the oral contraceptive. Tell your healthcare provider if you have high blood pressure, cancer, or high cholesterol before using Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Warnings and precautions also include the safety of using the birth control pill if you have gallbladder disease or depression and the risk of blood clots in some women.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ortho Tri-Cyclen® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Ortho Tri-Cyclen is equivalent to Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol, Tri-Estarylla™, Tri-Linyah™, Tri-Sprintec®, TriNessa®, and Tri-Previfem® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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