How does Generic Ortho Tri-cyclen work?
Generic Ortho Tri-cyclen works by preventing the release of an egg cell from the ovary of a woman, thereby inhibiting the egg's ability to implant itself on the uterine wall, since it cannot even leave the fallopian tube. The medication promotes changes in the user's cervical mucus and her uterine wall's lining, which makes it more difficult for sperm cells to reach the uterus. The primary use of Generic Ortho Tri-cyclen is in contraception; on certain occasions, it can also be used in treating acne.
How to take Ortho Tri-cyclen.
It is necessary that the user follows the instructions of intake in order to maintain contraception. Ortho Tri-cyclen comes in a 28-day contraceptive pack which containing seven 'reminder' pills for maintaining a regular cycle. The user's period normally begins during intake of such pills. Each pill on the pack is taken every day in a certain order, in intervals not exceeding 24 hours from each other. Failure to follow the intake schedule may result in a failed contraception.
Temporary side effects include weight changes, bleeding between periods, nausea and vomiting, and breast tenderness. If these symptoms persist, or if the following are experienced, seek medical advice:
- an unusual vaginal bleeding.
- difficulty in wearing contact lenses.
- a skipped menstrual period.
- dizziness and fainting.
- swollen fingers and ankles.
In case of severe symptoms such as the following, seek medical help immediately:
- painful and swollen calves.
- slurred speech.
- a shortness of breath.
- an allergic reaction.
- lumps within the breast.
- severe stomach pains.
Precautions and Interactions.
Smoking cigarettes during intake sessions of Ortho Tri-cyclen can lead to cardiac problems. Women who have a background of illness with the blood vessels, the brain, or the heart, blood pressure, some cancers like breast cancer, blood clots, liver illnesses, blood illnesses like porphyria, and a history of stroke are strongly discouraged from taking Ortho Tri-cyclen. They should also inform their doctor of any current medical conditions which they are experiencing, as well as the medications which they are currently taking. There is an extensive list of medications which may interact with Ortho Tri-cyclen, so the patient should consult first with their physician before taking Ortho Tri-cyclen with any other drugs which she is prescribed for.
Missing a scheduled intake increases the chances of conception. The patient should be thoroughly oriented on the intake prescription concerning Ortho Tri-cyclen in order to achieve its intended effect. The pills are not all similar in composition, and have different purposes for intake.
An overdose of Ortho Tri-cyclen may include initial symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, queasiness, and nausea. If an excessive intake of the medication is suspected, seek immediate medical help.
Keep Generic Ortho Tri-cyclen sealed within a tightly-capped container, in conditions not exceeding normal room temperatures.