Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate 55 mcg)
Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen is an oral contraceptive medication based on Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate and identical to the branded medication but made by another drug manufacturer. You can use the medication also for the regulation of the menstrual cycle, reducing of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, and so on but only after consulting your gynecologist. The medication is not advised to be used by women who smoke and older than 35 years because of high risk of heart complications. Please read our complete guide to know more useful information about the pills.
Brand name: Ortho Tri-Cyclen
Generic name: Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate
Indications: Birth control, Prevention of pregnancy, Normalization of menstrual cycle, Oligomenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual syndrome, Hypomenorrhea
Benefits: When taken regularly, helps to avoid pregnancy and normalize the menstrual cycle
Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate 55 mcg) guide:
What is the medication sold as Ortho Tri-Cyclen?
Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a brand name of the oral contraceptive medications based on two active ingredients, Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestimate. The brand is owned by a single pharmaceutical company and cannot be used by other medications manufacturers but it the same composition and formula can be found under different trade names. These medications are usually cheaper and can be found if instead of the branded Ortho Tri-Cyclen you will look for a way to buy Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
The action of the medication is due to two hormones – Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestimate. They render the effect on hypothalamic-pituitary system inhibiting the production of gonadotropic hormones, which leads to the suppression of ovulation. These agents also Influence the cervical mucus, increase its viscosity, reduce the transport function of the fallopian tubes, change the implantation ability of the endometrium, and help to regulate the menstrual cycle.
The branded medication and its analogs sold under other trade names are included in the group of combined birth control medications. This group of medications is the most popular means of contraception in the developed world because it is even safer than barrier contraception, i.e. condoms. Nevertheless, if you opt for this option, you need to keep in mind that it doesn’t guard you from the sexually transmitted diseases which spread can be stopped only by a condom.
The oral contraceptives are included in the list of carcinogens. For instance, some of the hormonal preparations are believed to increase the risk of breast cancer development in women who have had any fibrous or other benign changes in their breasts. Therefore, it is important to always consult a specialist and weight all of the risks before you buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen and start using the pills. However, it is suggested that they are able to prevent the development of bowel and endometrium cancer.
For the first time, the oral contraceptive medication was developed in1951 by a group of scientists who patented the medication and the formula. It appeared on the market in 1960 in the U.S. Currently, there are numerous brands of contraceptive medications sold under a variety of trade names around the world.
What are Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills? Why are they cheaper than the branded medication?
The generic version of the medication is absolutely the same as the branded one. It has the same compound, indications for use, effectiveness and safety level. The different name on the package and a lower price are due to the fact that these pills are made by another drug making company. The medications sold as generics are usually made by the companies who do not develop the formula but either get for free or a buy a license to use it and make their own medications. This practice and policy is encouraged by the World Health Organization to make all medications available worldwide as a single manufacturer wouldn’t be able to satisfy the world demand for the medication. Besides, the majority of the medications are invented in the developed countries where all medications are priced accordingly so that people with the average incomes would be able to buy them while in the developing and underdeveloped countries the incomes per capita are much lower and people wouldn’t be able to afford the branded medications. However, over that past ten years, more and more people from the developed countries also prefer generic medications over the branded ones because of the branded medications’ ridiculously high prices that aren’t justified by anything besides advertising of the medication. Besides, you can buy Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate from an online pharmacy situated abroad without a prescription even if in your country the medication is sold with Rx only. This also saves a lot of money and time and makes people more willing to purchase the preparations they need online.
When should you buy Ethinyl Estradiol with Norgestimate?
The main use of the preparation is birth control. However, the pills can be also appointed to you by your doctor to regulate your menstrual cycle in case you suffer from any dysfunction such as painful, long, intensive, scanty and short, rare or often periods.
You can get the medication without a prescription here but we highly advise you not to do so prior to consulting your gynecologist.