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Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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5.9  Effectiveness
5.6  Side Effects
5.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Ortho Tri-Cyclen side effects and 2 Ortho Tri-Cyclen benefits.

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Treatment Information
Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a combination oral contraceptive containing the progestational compound norgestimate and the estrogenic compound ethinyl estradiol.

Each white tablet contains progestational compound, norgestimate, oxime, and estrogenic compound, and ethinyl estradiol. Inactive ingredients include lactose, magnesium stearate, and pregelatinized corn starch.

Each light blue tablet contains progestational compound norgestimate, estrogenic compound, and ethinyl estradiol. Inactive ingredients include FD & C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, and pregelatinized corn starch.

Each blue tablet contains progestational compound norgestimate, estrogenic compound, and ethinyl estradiol. Inactive ingredients include FD & C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, and pregelatinized corn starch.

Each green tablet contains only inert ingredients, as follows: D & C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD & C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized corn starch.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4.9% 13.8% 69.6% 9.4% 2.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 3.2% 4.1% 88.7% 1.8% 2.3%
Blood Pressure 1.4% 2.3% 93.6% 2.3% 0.5%
Breathing 2.3% 2.7% 91.4% 2.3% 1.4%
Confidence 3.1% 10.7% 76.9% 7.6% 1.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0.9% 1.8% 93.2% 3.6% 0.5%
Digestion 3.1% 4.9% 84.3% 5.4% 2.2%
Emotional Well-being 11% 19.8% 53.7% 11.9% 3.5%
Energy 2.7% 17.8% 68.9% 8.4% 2.2%
Eyesight 1.4% 4.5% 90.5% 3.2% 0.5%
Memory 3.1% 4.9% 89.3% 1.8% 0.9%
Mental Clarity 4.5% 10.7% 78.1% 4.5% 2.2%
Pain 5.4% 9% 76.1% 7.7% 1.8%
Patience 7.2% 13.5% 70.9% 6.7% 1.8%
Sexual Health 5.8% 8.4% 61.8% 19.1% 4.9%
Skin Complexion 4.8% 10.1% 49.8% 22.5% 12.8%
Sleep 2.2% 11.2% 79.8% 4.5% 2.2%
Stress Level 5.8% 19.6% 62.7% 7.6% 4.4%
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Commonly Reported Ortho Tri-Cyclen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Irregular Bleeding 77.9% 10.4% 3.7% 2.5% 5.5%
Breathing Difficulties 93% 0% 7% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 86% 9.3% 4.7% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 81.4% 7% 7% 4.7% 0%
Mood Swings 51.3% 14.7% 15.2% 12.5% 6.2%
Stomach Ache 69.8% 16.3% 9.3% 4.7% 0%
Gas 83.7% 4.7% 11.6% 0% 0%
Headache 62% 15.8% 11.8% 8.1% 2.3%
Acne 79% 10.2% 6.8% 2.3% 1.7%
Allergic Reaction 97.7% 0.9% 1.4% 0% 0%
Anxiety 65.1% 11.6% 9.3% 7% 7%
Fatigue 70.4% 12.1% 8.1% 5.4% 4%
Insomnia 86% 4.7% 4.7% 2.3% 2.3%
Blurred Vision 79.1% 9.3% 9.3% 2.3% 0%
Cold Symptoms 76.7% 11.6% 7% 4.7% 0%
Depression 67.1% 11.3% 8.6% 9.5% 3.6%
Dizziness 77.6% 11% 5.9% 3.7% 1.8%
Irregular Heartbeat 93% 2.3% 4.7% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 93.1% 2.9% 2.3% 0.6% 1.1%
Muscle Cramping 74.4% 9.3% 14% 2.3% 0%
Yeast Infection 85.1% 7.4% 3.3% 1.9% 2.3%
Breast Tenderness 52.8% 25.7% 13.3% 6% 2.3%
Confusion 88.4% 7% 0% 4.7% 0%
Fever 93% 2.3% 4.7% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 66.1% 12.7% 9.5% 5.9% 5.9%
Drowsiness 76.7% 9.3% 7% 7% 0%
Nausea 65.9% 17.7% 9.1% 5.5% 1.8%
Sensitivity to Light 90.7% 7% 2.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Ortho Tri-Cyclen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Irregular Bleeding 70.6% 17.6% 9.8% 2% 0%
Change in Weight 57.5% 26.5% 8.2% 5% 2.7%
Reduced Libido 82.8% 12.6% 1.1% 0% 3.4%
Abdominal Pain 58% 18.8% 11.6% 7.2% 4.4%
Cervical Cancer 97.2% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.9%
Chest Pain 89.3% 6.1% 1.9% 0.9% 1.9%
Benign Liver Tumor 99.5% 0% 0% 0% 0.5%
Pain in Limbs 87.4% 7.4% 1.9% 2.3% 0.9%
Blurred Vision 91.5% 4.5% 1.7% 1.1% 1.1%
Breast Cancer 99.1% 0.5% 0% 0% 0.5%
Irregular Periods (women) 81.2% 6.2% 5.7% 2.8% 4%
Numbing Sensation 93.4% 2.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 91.4% 3.4% 2.9% 0.6% 1.7%
Diabetes 99.1% 0% 0% 0% 0.9%
Anxiety 71.8% 11.9% 6.8% 5.1% 4.5%
Eye / Vision Problems 93.9% 4.2% 0.5% 0.9% 0.5%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 97.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0% 1.4%
Vaginal Discharge 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen
Since taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.7%
Hallucination 0.4%
Hospitalization 1.1%
Seizure 0.4%
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