... took it regularly, on time, everyday. Any explanation as to why this can happen and how often it tends to happen? I'm incredibly worried and am contemplating switching to something more effective.
One possibility is if they used antibiotics without using back up. Antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of the pill and you can become pregnant if you take an antibiotic while on the pill. You must use a back up method like a condom while you are on antibiotics and for 7-14 days after you finish the antibiotic. BCP are pretty effective but they are not 100% effective. Only abstinance is 100% effective. BCP are about 99% effective when taken perfectly. That percentage drops if it is not taken perfectly like missed or late pills, not using back up when appropriate etc. Birth control pills are one of the most effective methods of birth control. There are other options to look into though. Discuss your concerns with your OB-GYN or nurse practitioner and ask her/him what methods are appropriate for you.
Freekskier238 The only reason why probably women or teenager get pregnant on ortho tri cyclen is because they either skip one pill and try to double up on then which is if you skip one of the birthcontrol your risk of getting pregnant is a higher risk and please do never try double up on them because even though you skipped one and had sex that night without a condom you still get pregnant so thats why you should never skipp or double because if you skip one always have a back up plan like a condom cause if not you will get pregnant and all birthcontrol arent 100% thats why you always have a backup plan like a condom or morning after pill or take that pill you skipped right away after unprotected sex it may work sometimes but sometimes it dont so make sure you take your birthcontrol every night the time and never skip
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen Information for Consumers
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ortho Tri-Cyclen (detailed)
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