Drug Class: Oral contraceptives
Medical Uses: Birth Control
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About this Ortho-Cyclen Coupon
How do I use this Ortho-Cyclen Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Ortho-Cyclen Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Ortho-Cyclen Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount card with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance?
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
Ortho-Cyclen Medical Information
What is Ortho-Cyclen?
Ortho-Cyclen is an oral contraceptive birth control pill which contains two compounds similar to female hormones: Norgestimate/Ethinyl estradiol. It is taken to help prevent pregnancy. These combinations prevent ovulation, which is the release of eggs from the ovaries. They also make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Ortho-Cyclen is sometimes used to treat moderate acne, as well as heavy or irregular periods and endometriosis, a condition where cells in the lining of the uterus develop in other areas of the body, causing pain and making it hard to get pregnant.
Those who are already pregnant or had a baby recently are advised not to use Ortho-Cyclen. Others who should not use it include those with a blood-clotting disorder, uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, jaundice caused by birth control pills, a stroke, or a blood clot. Yaz is another drug that works in the same way as Ortho-Cyclen. Ortho-Cyclen, Yaz, and any contraceptives should not be used as a protection against infections or HIV.
Ortho-Cyclen Medical Uses
Ortho-Cyclen is mostly used to prevent pregnancy by making it difficult for the sperm to enter the cervix, stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus.
It also prevents pregnancy by changing the womb lining. Therefore, it makes it difficult for a fertilized egg to attach to the lining of the womb because, if an embryo is not attached, it cannot survive.
Healthcare providers may sometimes recommend off-label Ortho-Cyclen uses, such as treating acne for individuals who have already begun menstruation and are at least 14 years old. It is suitable for those who choose to use birth control pills as their method of pregnancy prevention. It is, therefore, advisable that people who do not want to use contraception should consider other types of acne treatment, which may be more appropriate for them.
Apart from being used in preventing pregnancy, Ortho-Cyclen has been known for helping your period become more regular. Ortho-Cyclen is used to treat Endometriosis, a condition where cells in the lining of the uterus develop in other areas of the body, causing pain and making it harder to get pregnant. People with this condition need to take a regulated course of hormones like Ortho-Cycle or Yaz which work by stabilizing hormones in the woman’s body and thus treating the condition.
While it is commonly known as a birth control pill, Ortho-Cyclen can also be used to deal with the following:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) like anxiety, irritability, trouble concentrating, lack of energy, sleep or appetite changes, breast tenderness, joint or muscle pain, headache, depression, and weight gain.
Ortho-Cyclen drugs are packaged in triphasic 25 mcg; 35 mcg-0.25 mg; triphasic 35 mcg.
Ortho-Cyclen dosage for contraception
Ortho-Cyclen ( Ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate) products are usually packaged in 21 or 28-day dosage preparations. The cycle length for oral contraceptives, Yaz, Ortho-Cyclen is considered to be 28 days regardless of the number of tablets contained in a package. Usually, the first day of menstrual bleeding are counted as day one.
If you miss two doses in week one or week two of the cycle, she may take two tablets as soon as she remembers and then takes two pills the following day, therefore resuming the regular schedule.
Ortho-Cyclen dosage for normal bleeding
Ortho-Cyclen products get packed in 21 or 28 dosage preparations. The medication is used in two ways:
- Initiating a Sunday start regimen by taking the first tablet the first Sunday after your menstruation period begins. If your menstrual period’s onset is on a Sunday, the first tablet should be taken on that day.
- Initiating a day one start regimen where the first tablet is taken on the first day of your menstruation. This kind of initiation may increase your risk of spotting and breakthrough bleeding but decrease the risk of early ovulation and pregnancy.
It should be remembered that Ortho-Cyclen and other contraceptives like Yaz are for adult dosage only.
Women who desire oral contraception of Ortho-Cyclen should:
Take use one pill at the same time every day for 28 days, and then repeat. You can start either on the 1st day of menses or 1st Sunday after the onset of menses.
Ortho-Cyclen Side Effects
Just like other drugs, Ortho-Cyclen has its side effects. Users are therefore advised to get immediate medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Ortho-Cyclen: hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
The following are the commonly experienced side effects of Ortho-Cyclen:
- Breast tenderness
- freckles or darkening of facial skin
- loss of scalp hair
- A headache
- Problems with contact lenses
- Changes in weight or appetite
- Irregular menstrual bleeding or spotting
- Vaginal itching, discharge or rash.
You should stop using Ortho-Cyclen and contact your doctor immediately if you have the following:
- Signs of a stroke. These may include sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance.
- Signs of a drop of the blood clot in the lung. You may experience chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood.
- Signs of the blood clot in your leg. You may feel pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs.
- Heart attack symptoms – chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating
- Liver problems. Nausea, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice, and upper stomach pain.
Side effects caused by Ortho-Cyclen, and other contraceptives may not be the same. Contact your healthcare provider for more details.
Some types of drugs make Ortho-Cyclen less effective, resulting in pregnancy while others may interact with desogestrel. These include prescriptions of over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Before using Ortho-Cyclen or any other contraceptive, you should undergo a pregnancy test every month. If you suspect that you may be pregnant or have any of the conditions stated above, contact your healthcare provider immediately. Your doctor may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it.
Before you can start or stop any medication, you should first check with your doctor for more details. The drugs below interact with Ortho-Cyclen:
- Barbiturate medications
Since it is hard to determine the relevance of a particular drug to Ortho-Cyclen, interactions may vary for each individual. It is advisable to avoid combinations that risk interactions that outweigh the benefits. This is because more side effects may prolong and put your health at risk.
Remember to tell your doctor of all drugs you have taken so that he is able to provide to you the proper assistance. Also, follow all instructions as directed by your healthcare provider, and if symptoms persist call you doctor immediately. Always watch yourself before calling your doctor.
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