Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Triquilar)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (generic name: levonorgestrel / ethinyl estradiol; brand names include: Triquilar) is a low-hormone birth control pill used to prevent pregnancy in women.
It is a combination of progestin (levonorgestrel) and estrogen (ethinyl estradiol). It is a triphasic pill, which means that it delivers a different level of progestin each week.
There are 21 pills in one pack (stripe).
It is a highly effective birth control pill with a low occurrence of common side effects.
Your periods may also become more regular and more predictable, lighter and possibly even shorter.
It is also useful in the treatment of moderate acne in women 15 years of age and older. It may also be used for purposes, for more detailed information see specialist.
A clinical study of more than 6,000 women in the United States and Canada showed that Ortho Tri-Cyclen is safe and highly effective.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take your medicine exactly as directed.
For 21-day pack: Take 1 tablet daily for 21 days, then take no pills for 7 days, and then begin the next pack.
You should take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins (follow your doctor's instructions).
You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using birth control pills. Do not skip pills even if you do not have sex very often.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have a history of heart attack or stroke; or blood clots; or you have cancer;
you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant.
Active ingredients: levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol.
Days 1-6: Each light brown tablet contains levonorgestrel 0.05 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg. Days 7-11: Each white tablet contains levonorgestrel 0.075 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.04 mg. Days 12-21: Each ochreous tablet contains levonorgestrel 0.125 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg.