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Taking Ortho-Cyclen Safely

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Ortho-Cyclen. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Ortho-Cyclen include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding or spotting between periods)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headaches.
     
(Click Ortho-Cyclen Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions With Ortho-Cyclen

Ortho-Cyclen can interact with several other medications (see Ortho-Cyclen Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Ortho-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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