Mylan Birth Control Pills
Table of Contents
- What is Mylan Birth Control?
- Important Information
- Mylan Birth Control Acne
- How to Use Mylan
- Mylan Birth Control Side Effects
- Mylan Birth Control Weight Gain
What Is Mylan Birth Control?
Mylan birth control pills are the generic brand of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. The medication is a blend of female hormones (estrogen and progestin) that prevent the release of an egg from the ovaries (ovulation). The hormones in this medication also cause changes to uterine lining and increase the thickness of cervical mucus. Both changes make it more difficult for an egg to become fertilized and implant in the uterus.
This oral contraceptive is primarily used to prevent pregnancy. However, it may also be prescribed for other medical conditions such as to treat menstrual cramps, acne, and to regulate your period. Check with you doctor before you start taking Mylan birth control.
Important Information about Mylan
Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Do not take this medication if you smoke or are over the age of 35 years old.
If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, you should speak with your doctor before you start taking this medication.
You should not take Mylan birth control if there’s a chance that you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding an infant.
If you have a history of any of the following conditions, check with you doctor before starting Mylan:
- Hormone-related cancer (breast cancer or uterine)
- Liver cancer
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Chest pain
- Breast lumps, nodules, or an abnormal breast exam
You should not take oral contraceptive if you have any of the conditions below. Consult your doctor begin taking Mylan.
- High blood pressure
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Gallbladder disease
- Irregular periods
Some people may have a sensitivity to Mylan birth control progestin, a synthetic hormone in combination oral contraceptive. If you have sensitivities or allergies to hormones, tell your doctor as the Mylan birth control progestin may seriously affect you.
Before you start taking oral contraceptive, tell each of your health care providers about any other medication that you’re taking. Other drugs may interact with ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel, including many over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products.
Taking Mylan does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) including HIV.
Mylan Birth Control Acne
Combination oral contraceptives have been found to be effective at treating acne. Mylan birth control acne treatment is a good option for women who are experiencing problematic skin and want to prevent pregnancy. For women with severe acne, it is not uncommon for doctors to prescribe Mylan for the treatment of acne alone.
How to Use Mylan
The Mylan pack will contain 21 active pills and 7 reminder pills.
Follow the instructions provided by your health care provider. Typically, this medication is taken once a day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the 21 active pills run out, take the 7 reminder pills.
During the time of taking the reminder pills you should get your period. If you do not get your period for two consecutive months, consult your doctor.
If you are prone to vomiting or nausea, use a backup birth control method while taking this medication.
Mylan Birth Control Side Effects
It is not unusual to experience some Mylan birth control side effects. Some of the most common Mylan birth control side effects include:
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Difficulties with contact lenses
- Unusual menstrual spotting or bleeding
- Breast tenderness
While uncommon, there is a chance that you may suffer from more serious side effects from this medication. Stop using this medication right away if you experience any of the following:
- Breast lump
- Hints of blood clots – pain, swelling, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, coughing up blood
- Heart attack symptoms – pressure or chest pain, pain spread to shoulder or your jaw, nausea
- Liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, exhausted feeling, loss of appetite
- Change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches
Note that this is not a complete list of Mylan birth control side effects. If you would like more information about the possible side effects, talk to your doctor.
Mylan Birth Control Weight Gain
Other side effects may include Mylan birth control weight gain. It is not uncommon to experience fluctuations in your appetite and weight when taking oral contraceptive. If you do experience Mylan birth control weight gain and are concerned about it, speak to your doctor about an alternative method of birth control.