Brand name(s)

Estarylla, Femynor, Mono-Linyah, Mononessa, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho-Cyclen, Previfem, Sprintec, Tri-Lo-Marzia, TriNessa

What it is

Ortho-Cyclen contains a combination of female hormones, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate), that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate also causes a change in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it...

What it treats

Ortho-Cyclen is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ortho-Cyclen is also used to treat moderate acne vulgaris in females who are at least 15 old. This medicine should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth...