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kindascared
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I have been on ortho-tricyclen for about three years now, and i just had my period, everything is fine in that aspect. i am going to college in north louisiana, about four hours from my usual pharmacist. My mom filled my birth control for me and mailed it to me. I opened the pack to take my pill today, and realized that the pharmacist accidentlly gave me ortho-trycyclen LO. What should i expect different, and is there any effectiveness difference?
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If it makes a difference, i should have a gyno appointment within the next month or so. But i just wanted to know now what to expect, and the effectiveness. I will keep taking it, because this one, even if it is different that mine is better than none, right?

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I would really appreciate it if somebody could get back to me on this, because my boyfriend and i had sex on wednesday night with no condom, but he did not cum in me. Does Orthotricyclen Lo make a difference in the effectiveness if i have been on orthotricyclen for the past three years?
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If you've not yet recieved an answer, it might be because we're researching, to ensure you get the best answer possible. Sorry for the wait!
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Switching to any new pill formaulation may cause a difference in effectiveness because your body still has to get accustomed to the pill, so a backup should generally be used.

Both Ortho Tricyclcen and the LO version are, however, equally effective: the amounts of the progestins and estrogens are just what vary.

Regardless, given you were on the pill previously, and taking this one at the time, you have not likely had a pregnancy risk.


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