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Ortho-Cyclen is a prescription oral contraceptive that contains two different types of hormones. The estrogen and progestin in the birth control pill prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Ortho-Cyclen comes in a pack of 28 tablets; you must take one tablet daily, at the same time each day. Potential side effects include nausea, headache, and spotting.
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