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Ortho Tricyclin

Were you looking for information about Ortho Tri-Cyclen? Ortho Tricyclin is a common misspelling of Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen® is a birth control pill that is also commonly used for treating acne. It contains two different hormones, which work to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and endometrium. The medication is a triphasic birth control pill, which means that there are three different "phases" of pills in each pack, plus the last week of tablets with no active ingredients.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen packs contain 28 tablets that must be taken daily. Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week. Although most women tolerate the medication well, side effects can include breakthrough bleeding, nausea, and breast tenderness.
(Click Ortho Tri-Cyclen to learn more about this form of birth control, including information on how it works, who makes it, what side effects to look out for, and when and how to take the pill. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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