please tell me the difference bewtween orthro-cyclen and orthro tri-cyclen lo. one of m y daughters take one and the other the other one and are trying to find out what thte difference is between the two pills. if there is any at all. is one stronger than the other or just the name. thank you so much
Yes, there is a difference.
White tablets contain 0.180mg progestational compound norgestimate and 0.035 of the estrogenic compound Ethinyl Estradiol.
Light Blue tablets contain:
0.215mgs Norgestimate and 0.035mgs of Ethinyl Estradiol.
Regular Blue Tablets contain:
0.250 of Norgestimate and 0.035 of Ethinyl Estradiol.
Green tablets contain inert ingredients and are just a placebo to keep you in the habit of taking your pills.
This comes to 35micrograms of Ethinyl Estradiol.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo:
White tablets contain 0.180 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.
Light blue tablets contain:
0.215 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.
Dark Blue tablets contain:
0.250 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.
Once again, green tablets are just placebos to keep you in the habit of taking them each day.
This comes to a total of 25micrograms of the Ethinyl Estradiol.
So one is lower than the other, though it doesn't seem like such a big difference, some women experience less side effects from lower hormones, and many professionals believe less health problems will be caused by the lower amount of hormones in the long run.
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