Can I Take Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo While Breastfeeding?
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that is classified as a combined oral contraceptive. Combined oral contraceptives, which contain both a progestin and an estrogen, are the most commonly used type of birth control pills. Although combined oral contraceptives are effective at preventing pregnancy, they are usually not recommended for breastfeeding women. Even though Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo contains a relatively low dose of hormones, it is still not recommended for women who are nursing.