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Ortho-Cyclen Overdose

Nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding are potential symptoms of an Ortho-Cyclen overdose. Although an overdose is not likely to be dangerous, it is important to seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have taken too much Ortho-Cyclen. Overdose treatment (if necessary) may involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

An Overview of Ortho-Cyclen Overdose

Ortho-Cyclen® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription-only birth control pill. The effects of an Ortho-Cyclen overdose are unlikely to be life-threatening but may vary depending on a number of factors, including the age and sex of the person who took the overdose, the Ortho-Cyclen dosage, and whether it was taken with any other substances, medications, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Ortho-Cyclen, seek medical attention immediately.
(Ortho-Cyclen is equivalent to Estarylla™, Mono-Linyah™, MonoNessa®, Previfem®, and Sprintec® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)

Ortho-Cyclen Overdose Effects

In cases of children inadvertently taking large doses of birth control pills, no serious problems have been reported. Just as with any birth control pill, an overdose with Ortho-Cyclen may cause nausea and vomiting. In females (even young girls), an overdose of Ortho-Cyclen may cause vaginal bleeding.

Treatment for an Ortho-Cyclen Overdose

It is not known how to best treat an Ortho-Cyclen overdose. Therefore, treatment (if necessary) will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. In many cases, treatment may not be necessary (although medical attention is still necessary to rule out any problems).
Even though an Ortho-Cyclen overdose is unlikely to cause serious problems, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on Ortho-Cyclen.
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