Ortho Tri-Cyclen is a hormonal contraceptive, which contains a combination of two female hormones:

  • Norgestimate
  • Ethinyl estradiol

Package size

  • 6 blister card dispensers x 28 pills

Labeler / Packager

  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Janssen
  • Physicians Total Care
Ortho Tri-Cyclen

In pharmacies, you can find two types of birth control pills:

Ortho Tri-Cyclen with Mild-dose estrogen

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Pack

Ortho Tri-Cyclen is approved for :

  • Treatment of acne in adolescent females over 15 years.
  • Prevention of pregnancy in females of 18 years of age and older.


Norgestimate / Ethinyl estradiol

0.180 mg/0.035 mg
0.215 mg/0.035 mg
0.250 mg/0.035 mg

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo with Low-dose estrogen

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo Pack

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is approved for:

  • Prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential aged 18 and older.


Norgestimate / Ethinyl estradiol

0.180 mg/0.025 mg
0.215 mg/0.025 mg
0.250 mg/0.025 mg

Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills with low-dose & mild-dose estrogen are equally effective. However, birth control pills with a low dose of Ethinyl estradiol have a lower potential for the development of vascular side effects.

If you want to buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen, yet are not sure which of the two types of birth control pills to choose, ask questions about the methods of hormonal contraception to your doctor.

If you already have a prescription for the oral contraceptive, you can order Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills online, and they will be delivered to the address you specify. Online pharmacies offer international delivery of contraceptive pills. So, you can buy Ortho Tri-Cyclen online in almost any country in the world.

With the regular and correct use of Ortho Tri-Cyclen, the likelihood of an unwanted pregnancy is very low.

According to the results of clinical studies, the probability of getting pregnant within one year of applying this hormonal contraceptive is approximately 1 to 2.6 cases per 100 women.

Dosage forms and packaging

Each cycle pack of Ortho Tri-Cyclen contains 28 tablets, 21 of which are active and 7 are inert.

  • Active tablets contain female hormones,
  • Inactive tablets contain inactive ingredients.

A peculiarity of Ortho tablets Tri-Cyclen is a special ratio of the hormones estrogen and progestin. Each week, the dose of Norgestimate increases by 0.035 mg, while the dose of Ethinyl estradiol remains unchanged throughout the entire cycle.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen is used according to a certain scheme, which should not be violated. Otherwise, woman’s menstrual cycle may be violated or an unplanned pregnancy may occur.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen pills should be taken in the following sequence