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nancy Says:

please tell me the difference bewtween orthro-cyclen and orthro tri-cyclen lo. one of m y daughters take one and the other the other one and are trying to find out what thte difference is between the two pills. if there is any at all. is one stronger than the other or just the name. thank you so much

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Verwon Says:

Yes, there is a difference.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen

White tablets contain 0.180mg progestational compound norgestimate and 0.035 of the estrogenic compound Ethinyl Estradiol.

Light Blue tablets contain:

0.215mgs Norgestimate and 0.035mgs of Ethinyl Estradiol.

Regular Blue Tablets contain:

0.250 of Norgestimate and 0.035 of Ethinyl Estradiol.

Green tablets contain inert ingredients and are just a placebo to keep you in the habit of taking your pills.

This comes to 35micrograms of Ethinyl Estradiol.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo:

White tablets contain 0.180 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.

Light blue tablets contain:

0.215 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.

Dark Blue tablets contain:

0.250 Norgestimate and 0.025 Ethinyl Estradiol.

Once again, green tablets are just placebos to keep you in the habit of taking them each day.

This comes to a total of 25micrograms of the Ethinyl Estradiol.

So one is lower than the other, though it doesn't seem like such a big difference, some women experience less side effects from lower hormones, and many professionals believe less health problems will be caused by the lower amount of hormones in the long run.

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mjcyoda Says:

Is there a difference in effectiveness between Abbott Vicodin, lLortab & Watson hydorcodone. I have found Vicodin to be much more effective but everyone wants to argue with me. I realize that they appear to have the same ingredients however I know what intense pain is and I can feel and someone can observe the relief of pain. My friend & her husband take vicodin for migraine and agree- the Generic is worthless. The difference in cost is astronomical - it the drugs were exactly the same the cost for each would be more in line.

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