Ortho-Cyclen, OrthoCyclen, Ortho Cyclen, Cilest, MonoNessa, Sprintec

  1. Ortho-Cyclen, MonoNessa or Sprintec
  2. Cilest (UK)
  • Components
  • Effect
  1. Relative Progestational Activity: 0.3 (low)
  2. Estrogenic Activity: 35 (moderate)
  3. Androgenic Activity: 0.18 (low)
  • Pill associated problems (Same as Ortho Tri-Cyclen)
  1. Indications to switch to Modicon
    1. Acne Vulgaris (lower androgen)
    2. Increased Appetite (lower Progestin)
    3. Break-through bleed days 1-9 (more Estrogen)
    4. Break-through bleed all of month (more Estrogen)
    5. Major Depression provoked (lower Progestin)
    6. Menses too light (more Estrogen, less Progestin)
  2. Indications to switch to Demulen 1/35
    1. Breast Tenderness or engorgement (lower Estrogen)
    2. Break-through bleed days 10-21 (more Progestin)
    3. Headaches (lower Estrogen)
    4. Heavy Menses (more Progestin or less Estrogen)
    5. Dysmenorrhea or Menstrual Cramps (more Progestin)
    6. Moodiness (less Estrogen or more Progestin)
    7. Weight gain (less Estrogen or more Progestin)
  3. Indications to switch to Lo/Ovral
    1. Libido decreased (more androgen)