Ortho Tri-Cyclen is an ultra-low dose oral contraceptive successfully used to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. This remedy is also known as a combination drug due to the couple of its active components: ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate. These are synthetic hormones similar to natural chemicals produced by a female organism. Hormonal medications are considered to be more efficient in preventing unwanted fertility. The active hormonal combination of birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen prevents the process of ovulation, changes the density of cervical mucus and affects the uterus lining. As a result, a sperm cannot reach the unfertilized egg cell and if it managed to impregnate the cell, the womb lining will not let the egg to be attached. Correspondently, there is no possibility to get pregnant.
The majority of chemical medications cause numerous side effects and birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen is not an exception. The positive fact is that not every woman who takes this contraceptive will experience the secondary effects of the drug. And, if any of side effects occur, they are quite well-tolerated and do not require a special treatment. To be more exact, practically all of reported side effects of Ortho Tri-Cyclen actually coincide with side effects of all oral fertility control medications. Among these side effects are: head pain (though in some women the birth control could even improve this phenomenon), spotting and bleeding between periods (the most frequently reported during the first few cycles), sense of discomfort while using contact lenses may occur as well, vomiting and nausea, bloating. Besides, many women noticed their breast swelled and unusual tenderness appeared. More than that, a certain number of Ortho Tri-Cyclen users complained on decreased sexual drive.
It is not a secret that the majority of women are concerned about weight changes caused by using a birth control medication. It is a myth. At least in respect of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Various researches found out that birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen does not stimulate the weight gain. More than that, women underlined the absence of any weight changes.
But, anyway, Ortho Tri-Cyclen may become a reason for potentially dangerous side effects. Although they are rather rare, but still, your gynecologist should know about them as soon as possible. So, if you noticed your speech and/or vision has changed, fell strange weakness in extremities or a severe headache bothers you – contact with your doctor immediately. Besides, this list can be continued by jaundice (the right symptom is yellow skin/eyes), darkened urine, pain in stomach, mood swings, migraines, pain or sense of heaviness in chest, worsened vision and others. This is not the whole list of serious side effects one may experience while taking birth control Ortho Tri-Cyclen. But such a great number of these effects should not worry you if the remedy was prescribed by a doctor and is taken properly. Remember, all the side effects mentioned above may appear to be insignificant as the remedy influences various women differently.