Were you looking for information about Ortho Tri-Cyclen? Orthotricyclen is a common misspelling of Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen® is a combined oral contraceptive that contains both an estrogen and a progestin. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and endometrium. In addition to its use for birth control, the medication is approved to treat acne.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen comes in the form of a pill that is taken once a day. Potential side effects include nausea or vomiting, headaches, and breast tenderness. This product may not be suitable for everyone. Before taking it, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medicines you are taking.
(Click Ortho Tri-Cyclen for a more in-depth look at what Ortho Tri-Cyclen is used for, who makes it, how this form of birth control works, and when and how to take it. 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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