a low-dose contraceptive

GoldBamboo

... ETHINYL ESTRADIOL/NORGESTIMATE (Ortho-Cyclen®, Ortho Tri-Cyclen®, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo®, Previfem™, Sprintec™) products are effective as oral contraceptives (birth control pills or ''the pill''). These products combine natural or synthetic estrogens and progestins, similar to the natural sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) produced in a woman''s body. Ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen and norgestimate is a progestin. These products can prevent ovulation and pregnancy. In general, a combination of estrogen and progestin works better than a single-ingredient product. Ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate tablets can also help regulate menstrual flow, treat acne, or may be used for other hormone related problems in females. The type and amount of estrogen and/or progestin may be different from one product to another. ...
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