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ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN DRUG INFORMATION, ABOUT ORTHO TRI CYCLEN
COMMON BRAND NAMES, GENERIC FOR
Brevicon®, Demulen®, Lo/Ovral®, Loestrin®, Modicon®, Nordette®, Norinyl®, Ortho-Novum®, Ovcon®, Ovral®, Tri-Phasil®
WHAT IS ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN?
Tri-Cyclen birth control pills are used to prevent pregnancy or to regulate your menstrual cycle. Certain brands of birth control pills may be used for treating acne. Use of Tri-Cyclen does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).
ORTHO HOW TO USE TRI-CYCLEN
Before taking oral contraceptives, ask your doctor or pharmacist for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient and read it carefully.
Take Tri-Cyclen with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset. Take the tablet routinely at the same time every day (e.g., after dinner) to help you remember to take the tablet regularly. Missing doses increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
Follow your dosing schedule carefully. Be sure to ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions.
When first starting on Tri-Cyclen, use an additional method of birth control until you have correctly taken 7 days' worth of the medicine.
If you have recently given birth, wait until 4 weeks after giving birth to begin taking oral contraceptives.
TYPICAL ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN DOSING SCHEDULE
Oral contraceptives come in packets of 21 or 28 tablets to be taken by mouth once a day.
With a 21-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 21 days. Take none for 7 days. Then start a new packet.
With a 28-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 28 days. The last seven tablets are a different color. These tablets are not birth-control pills. They contain either iron or an inactive ingredient. Take one tablet daily, continuously, for 28 days in the order specified in your packet. Start a new packet the day after taking your 28th tablet.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully regarding when to take your first tablet. For example, it may be the 1 st or 5 th day of your menstrual period, the first day of or the first Sunday after your bleeding begins. Take the medication exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed. Do not stop taking Tri-Cyclen without talking to your doctor.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN SIDE EFFECTS
Oral contraceptives may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these Ortho Tri-Cyclen side effects are severe or do not go away:
Some Ortho Tri-Cyclen side affects can be serious. The following symptoms are not common, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
Oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing endometrial and breast cancer, liver tumors, gallbladder disease, blood clots, heart attack and stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risks before taking this medication.
Oral contraceptives may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking Tri-Cyclen.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN DRUG INTERACTIONS and PRECAUTIONS
Before you take Tri-Cyclen, tell your doctor your entire medical history. Include your family medical history. Especially mention:
Before taking oral contraceptives, tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist:
Depending on strength, Tri-Cyclen may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face, called melasma. Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma. Sunlight may intensify this condition. You may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure, sunlamps and tanning booths. Ask your doctor about use of sunscreens and protective clothing.
Birth-control pills slightly increase your risk of blood clots, strokes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, vision problems, gallbladder disease, and liver tumors.
Cigarette smoking (especially 15 or more cigarettes daily) and age (smokers older than 35 and non-smokers older than 40) further increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, high blood pressure and heart attacks. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a copy of the patient labeling which explains these risks in more detail.
Do not smoke cigarettes while taking birth control pills.
You may develop vision problems if you are near-sighted or wear contact lenses. Your tolerance of the lenses may decrease. Contact your eye doctor if you develop these problems.
Before having surgery (this includes dental surgery), tell the doctor that you are taking birth control pills.
Tri-Cyclen can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., thyroid). Inform laboratory personnel that you use Tri-Cyclen.
Birth control pills may significantly intensify the effects of alcohol on your body. Consult your doctor about this.
Before taking Yasmin, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you:
Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
Do not start or stop this or any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN DRUG INTERACTIONS
The following drugs may decrease the effectiveness of Tri-Cyclen. Ask your doctor if you should use additional birth control methods while taking any of them:
Also tell your doctor if you use:
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN and PREGNANCY
Do not take birth control pills during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, immediately inform your doctor.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN and BREAST FEEDING
Tri-Cyclen passes into breast milk. Milk production may be affected and there may be harmful effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
A miss dose of your oral contraceptive may put you at risk for becoming pregnant. Instructions on missed doses are different for the different products. The manufacturer's information for the patient should give you instructions. Follow them carefully. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
If you miss a dose or doses, you may need to use a backup method of birth control for 7 days or until the end of the medication cycle.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN OVERDOSE
If overdose is suspected, immediately call the poison control center at (1-800-222-1222). Or call emergency services at (911).
Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea and vomiting or vaginal bleeding.
Tri-Cyclen may interfere with some laboratory tests. Tell the laboratory personnel that you take oral contraceptives.
If you miss one menstrual period and you have continued to take your tablets as directed, continue taking them. However, if you miss one menstrual period and have NOT taken your medication as directed OR if you miss TWO periods and HAVE taken the medication as directed, call your doctor. Use another method of birth control until you have a pregnancy test.
If you wish become pregnant, use another method of birth control for at least 3 months after you stop taking oral contraceptives to ensure that the medication will not harm the baby. It may take a long time to become pregnant after you stop oral contraceptives, especially if you have not had a baby or if you had infrequent, irregular or a complete absence of menstrual periods before taking oral contraceptives. Discussed any concerns with your doctor.
Do not allow anyone else to take your birth control medication.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.
Have a complete physical examination at least once a year, including blood pressure measurements, breast and pelvic examinations and a PAP test (for vaginal cancer).
Follow your doctor's instructions for performing a self breast exam. Report any lumps immediately.
Read the manufacturer's fact sheet carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you may have.
Keep Tri-Cyclen in the packet it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture, excessive heat and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of Tri-Cyclen.
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