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What is ORTHO 7/7/7 !?!? Is that the same as tri-cyclen?

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I was prescribed Ortho Tri-cyclen for the first time

When opened up my bag n looked at the box, (it's orange) and it said ORTHO 7/7/7 ... i googled it and it said that it's "ortho-novum" ..........is this a joke? did the pharmacist give me the wrong pills or is that what Ortho-tri cyclen called and i just didn't know?

SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME before i take them!

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Ortho Novum and Ortho Tri Cyclen are similar but not the same medicine. Sometimes they will give you Ortho Novum when your insurance won't pay for Ortho Tri Cyclen. I don't know if this helps or not.

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The only difference between ortho 777 and tri-cyclen is the type of progestin used.

Tri-cyclen has norgestimate.

777 has norethindrone.

They both have the same amount of ethinyl estradiol, though. I'm on Necon 777 (the off brand of ortho) because tri-cyclen didn't regulate my cycle.

I've been on it for about 4 months and while it hasn't been anywhere near the miracle cure for my acne that tri-cyclen was, it is steadily clearing up my skin. Also, no breakthrough bleeding or month long periods like I had with tri-cyclen. THAT was not fun.

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