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About Ortho Tri-cyclen®

If you’ve used Ortho Tri-cyclen®, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.

Stringy/stretchy white/yellow discharge
I have been on this pill for about 4 months now, and my periods have become very regular to where i know exactly what day it will come on. but since i have been on the pill i have noticed very frequent urination and just this month i have noticed that i have had very stringy/stretchy white/yellow dicahrge and cramping in the first week of the pack. is this normal?


AskDocWeb: Random cramps and getting thick yellow discharge is normal. However, a white/yellow discharge could be either a bacterial infection or a yeast infection, especially if it smells foul or you experience itching or pain.

Cost of Ortho tri-cyclen lo
I just recently went on Ortho tri-cyclen lo. I’ve heard that it was a pretty inexpensive prescription. I currently have insurance but when I went to the CVS pharmacy it cost me $104.90 just for one month. I doubt it is supposed to be that high? I am not sure if it’s just the normal cost for the pills or if something messed up at the pharmacy.


AskDocWeb: Welcome Bridget! Many women are surprised to find that Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo costs more than twice the price of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. The Lo product appears to retail for about $279.00.

What is going on?
I recently had a baby 7 months ago. Got on birth control after having him. Been on Loestrin for about 4 months then switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen for 1 month. Had sex with hubby and he ejaculated inside me on last day of Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills. Havent taken a pill since the last day of the Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Its been 3 weeks and I havent had a period or any symptoms of a period. What is going on?


AskDocWeb: Welcome Kayla! Women who choose to stop taking the pill may experience sporadic or irregular periods but their cycles typically return to normal along with their fertility within a few months. It is important to discuss your situation and options with your doctor before discontinuing birth control and trying to conceive. After discontinuing birth control pills, it is recommended that you use barrier (condom/spermicide) or natural planning methods for at least two cycles after stopping the pills. This allows your cycle to return to normal, and allows for better calculation of a conception date once success is achieved.

Switched to ortho tri cyclen
Hi, I have been on monophasic pills for a year but had headaches so i recently switched, and I had been taking it where my period would only come around three months, like my doctor recommended for me. I switched to ortho tri cyclen and I want to continue to keep my period every three months by going backwards every other pack, but i have two dark blue pills left in my first pack and my period wont start till a week after the green pills in the first pack where I would have finished the dark blue pills of the second pack and would be starting the light blue pills. Do I just take the green pills in place of the light blue then take the light blue after my period and keep going to the white? How do I get my period back on track so that in the next three months it’ll be here on the green.


AskDocWeb: Ortho Tri-Cyclen is designed to allow a woman to have a period every month. Since it appears that your definition of “back on track” may be different than ours, we suggest you discuss this with your doctor to avoid any misunderstanding.

I’m pregnant!
I’ve been on tramdol, 50-150mg a day for about 4 months. I ran out last week and have taken 5 mg of methadone for the last 6 days. I recently found out I was pregnant and do not want to be on ANYTHING! But I’ve read online that methadone withdrawls can cause a miscarriage. Will there be enough built up in my system to cause withdrawls???


AskDocWeb: In order to determine that you need to consult with a doctor to evaluate your situation. It depends on how much you were taking, how long you have been using it, etc.

Chaste Tree
I am on tri sprintec and I started using slimquick And reading about one of the components, chaste Tree, it says it interfere with bcp, how true is that? Should I stop taking slim quick?


AskDocWeb: Chaste Tree is also known as vitex and yes, it can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Using products tha contain that herb is not recommended for those on birth control pills.

Daily stomach cramps
I started ortho tri cyclen a week ago (11/4) and every day since then my stomach feels like it’s in knots throughout different times in the day. Is this a normal sude effect or should I bring it up at my next doctor apt?


AskDocWeb: If you have tried massage, heat pad, and over the counter medication for the cramps and it is not working, then you need to take the next step and consult with your GP and/or OB/GYN. Abdominal pain is somewhat difficult to diagnose because so many organs are grouped together in there. You could be dealing with a pregnancy, cyst, endometriosis, or something even more serious. This is not something you should set aside.

Missing sugar pills
I take Tricyclen LO28, I’m just wondering because I’ve had 3 pills go missing as a result of a toddler that gets into everything. She didn’t take them. They are the green sugar pills, I’m missing 3 pills from one pack she did it to me once before so I took one from a new pack and did the same today with the same new pack… So there will be 3 missing from this upcoming new pack.. I am sexually active so I’m concerned and hoping that if I miss three on my next pack it won’t do any harm? Hopefully this makes sense as I’m typing it quickly. Thanks!


AskDocWeb: This is probably not what you were expecting but there is a serious risk that you may not have considered. As a parent you have a responsibility to keep prescription drugs out of the reach of toddlers. Your statement “a toddler that gets into everything” would probably not be acceptable to a judge as a defense if you were charged with child abuse. You should know that keeping your prescription medication anywhere that your toddler might get into it could be seen as neglect. If your child is poisoned by your medication, it is possible that Child Protective Services could take your toddler away from you. Please give serious thought as to how you can avoid such a traumatic tragedy.
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