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Since there are many potential side effects of Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, warnings and precautions for the birth control pill should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Combined oral contraceptives like Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo may increase your risk of high blood pressure, blood clots, and breast cancer. Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo warnings and precautions also apply to people with heart disease, hypertension, or liver tumors.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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