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Important Info on Ortho-Cyclen

What If I Take an Overdose?

Women who take too much Ortho-Cyclen may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding or other menstrual irregularities (in females).
(Click Ortho-Cyclen Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Keep Ortho-Cyclen tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day. Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture or heat.
Keep Ortho-Cyclen and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose of Ortho-Cyclen?

Missing doses of Ortho-Cyclen increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle. Refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Ortho-Cyclen or consult your healthcare provider if you are not sure what to do (see Ortho-Cyclen Dosage for more information as well).

Strengths of Ortho-Cyclen

Ortho-Cyclen comes in one strength. The first 21 tablets in each pack contain 0.250 mg of norgestimate and 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol. The last seven tablets of the pack do not contain any active ingredients.
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