Micronor vs Ortho Cyclen

Micronor
(Rx)
Ortho Cyclen
(Rx)
Micronor is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Ortho Cyclen is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.5
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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January 2, 1973
December 29, 1989
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
5,498 Discussions
4,126 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Spotting
#3 for Acne
#4 for Cramping
#5 for PCOS
#7 for PMS
#8 for Endometriosis
#10 for Heavy Periods
Our data suggest that Ortho Cyclen is taken for Spotting, Cramping and PCOS, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Acne.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mic
Spotting
10
Having No Periods
3
Cramping
3
Migraines
3
Weight Gain
3
Bleeding
2
Headaches
2
Irregular Periods
2
Depression
2
Mood Swings
1
Ort
Weight Gain
4
Depression
2
Nausea
2
Weight Loss
1
Bloating
1
Decreased Libido
1
Blood Clots
1
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
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Micronor
Mic
Ortho Cyclen
Ort
Spotting
Mic
Ort
10
0
Having No Periods
Mic
Ort
3
0
Cramping
Mic
Ort
3
0
Migraines
Mic
Ort
3
0
Weight Gain
Mic
Ort
3
4
Bleeding
Mic
Ort
2
0
Headaches
Mic
Ort
2
0
Irregular Periods
Mic
Ort
2
0
Depression
Mic
Ort
2
2
Mood Swings
Mic
Ort
1
0
Weight Gain
Ort
Mic
4
3
Depression
Ort
Mic
2
2
Nausea
Ort
Mic
2
0
Weight Loss
Ort
Mic
1
0
Bloating
Ort
Mic
1
0
Decreased Libido
Ort
Mic
1
0
Blood Clots
Ort
Mic
1
0
Anxiety
Ort
Mic
1
0
Vomiting
Ort
Mic
1
0
Yeast Infection
Ort
Mic
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Micronor is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Micronor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ortho Cyclen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.35 mg
Tablet: 35 mcg-0.25 mg, 0.25 mg-35 mcg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Norethindrone
Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Micronor and Ortho Cyclen: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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