Ortho tri cyclen for acne treatment

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Avatar n tn If she is over 13 and has started her periods speak to your doctor about an anti-androgen pill such as Ortho Tri-Cyclen or Diane35. Eloise.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Ortho-Tri-Cyclen for almost 2 years now and havent broken out more than 3 times! As far as the progestin goes...Ortho-Tri-Cyclen is on of the higher ones, so my GYN says. He prescribed me on that because of it(progestin) helping my migraines.
Avatar n tn Female acne patients will benefit from taking an anti-androgen or combined oral contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (called Dianette in the UK) or Ortho Tri-cyclen (called Cilest in the UK). It doesn't matter if she is not sexually active, doctors commonly prescribe the pill to treat acne as well as for contraception. This is because androgens (male hormones found in both male and female bodies) are responsible for stimulating the sebaceous glands and the hairs which grow from them. Eloise.
Avatar f tn Also consider switching to a combined birth control pill (Diane35/Yasmin/Ortho Tri-Cyclen etc) as oestrogen blocks the actions of androgens- the hormones responsible for stimulating oil glands in the skin. Avoid the mini-pill, depot shot and hormonal IUD as these can induce acne. Eloise.
Avatar f tn My doc then prescibed Retin-A and it didn't help (it dried me out and made my face hurt.) Finally, when I was 19, I started Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and my skin cleared up within a few months. What helped a lot too was using really gentle facial products. I use Cetaphil face wash twice a day and apply Neutrogena 'On the Spot' treatment right after washing. As soon as my face starts to feel a little dry, I apply Cetaphil facial lotion.
Avatar n tn Yes, I have tried Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane35, Estrostep, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Yasmin and they did not improve my acne, I actually had cystic acne, mood swings and migraines when I was on those. Yaz was the best one that I found with the least side effects, its just the migraines were unbearable. As for the Accutane, yes I took the recommended dosage. I took Accutane once when I was 19 and once when I was 24.
Avatar f tn Talk to your doctor about taking a combined oral contraceptive pill such as Ortho Tri-Cyclen or Diane35 which will clear hormonal acne. Eloise.
Avatar n tn The Zaclir is a Benzoyl peroxide wash so I am not sure which is making her face worse. The Doctor wanted her to start on Ortho Tri-cyclen but she did not want to go that route yet because she is afraid it would make her gain weight. The Doctor wanted her to go on the OC because she has missed several periods. The OBGYN I took her to as well says not to worry about it because she excercises allot and that is the cause of it. She said that some atheletes only have a couple periods a month.
Avatar n tn What do you recommend for treatment? We've tried Proactive and it seemed to make her acne worse. She also has sensitive skin.
Avatar n tn I've tried erythromycin, doxycycline, and now I'm on minocycline and ortho tri-cyclen. After two weeks, I've found that the minocycline is making me sick and I'm inclined to stop taking it. I've also tried Differin, which cleared my face completely in 1 week, but left a terrible dryness/peeling all over. I have ezcema patches on my face now! So my derm put me on retin a-micro, and in two weeks the acne has come back all along the jawline and cheeks, although the ezcema is better.
747610 tn?1233046745 Oral antibiotics such as Lymecycline or Oxytetracycline will kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. A combined oral contraceptive pill such as Ortho Tri-Cyclen or Diane35 will block the effect of androgens on the skin. Eloise.
Avatar n tn I have tried Yaz and Ortho Tri Cyclen. Ortho Tri Cyclen made me depressed and I gained weight. I am now taking Yaz, Spironolactone, and Lexapro and I am completely clear and happy. Yaz did not work by itself. Spironolactone is a miracle worker try it! I am less oily, and have no pimples at all. Then, take an antidepressant just to be safe. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/240471'>Best birth control pill for acne and depression?</a>.
Avatar n tn Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Estrostep, and Yaz. These are available under prescription. Hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries. Warm regards.
Avatar f tn I was recently prescribed Ortho tri cyclen for the Acne but I am afraid of potentially shocking my system and causing more hair loss...does anyone know if I should go back on the pill?
Avatar n tn The improvement has been nothing short of amazing. I use no acne treatment products now, nor have I for the past 4 years. I follow a normal skincare routine, and the acne problem seems to finally be resolved for good. If you are female, it is certainly something to ask a doctor about, PCOS is generally treated by an endocrinologist, and persistant acne is a known symptom of the syndrome.
Avatar m tn I recently just started minocycline, differin, and ortho tri cyclen for severe acne. Does anyone have similar routine or results from these?!? Need some encouragement!
639153 tn?1225143275 Speak to your doctor about taking an oral contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (Dianette) or Ortho Tri-cyclen (Cilest) to regulate your hormones. Accutane is considered the 'gold star' treatment for acne which does not respond to other treatments. I have taken it twice, please see my journal and pictures. Eloise.
280418 tn?1306329510 I am similarly suffering. At 28, I'm too old for this crap. After being on the Ortho Cyclen pill for 10 years straight, I decided to get off it. I had a no-hormone IUD put in and for the 1st month to month and half everything was fine. Then it was terrible... little bumps everywhere, terribly dry skin (after always having been oily), painful cystic acne, it was like my whole face hurt, and im sure my winner status as a picker didn't help. And it isn't just my face... back, scalp, ears, neck.
Avatar n tn Switch to a combined birth control pill proven to clear acne by regulating hormones. Diane35 (also called Dianette) and Ortho Tri-cyclen (also called Cilest) are the best brands. Acne is caused by a triad of factors: i) Elevated levels of, or a particular sensitivity to the effects of androgens (male hormones which are present in male and female bodies). ii) The sebaceous glands producing excess sebum (oil) and iii) Acne bacteria on the skin.
Avatar n tn o) ). As far as the BC Pills- Ortho Tri-Cyclen has been clinically proven to help with acne but it isn't the best choice for someone with PCOS. Most doctors prescribe Yasmin or a pill with a similar make up. That said- Ortho Tri Cyclen probably will not make your headaches worse and it isn't known to have any common serious side effects so you should be ok in taking it.
Avatar f tn No I actually want to stay on birth control. I am really concerned though. Like my face was clear the entire 2nd course and I break out with 3 pimples?? Wow Is my acne really that resistant? Hope it goes away. I am about to start my period but I dont think that should matter....
Avatar f tn Combined oral contraceptive pills (especially Diane35, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Cilest and Yasmin) help acne by blocking the effects of androgens-male hormones-found in both male and female bodies). If your tendancy for acne continues, a repeat prescription of these or another acne treatment may be required. Contraceptive pills may be taken in the longer term, providing the patient is not over 35, overweight or a heavy smoker.
Avatar n tn If they are pigmented hairs then they have responded to the male hormones. I know pills such as ortho tri cyclen are good for people with hursuitism and there is pills out there such as spironolactone and dexamethasone that you can take but may take up to 6 months to start noticing a difference in facial hair. The best person to ask will be your doctor of course :D I do know what she is going through and I sincerely hope the best for you and her.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have currently been off my birth control (Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo) for about 3 months and am expericencing the WORST acne of my life. It just recently started this past month, my skin was fine the first 2 months I got off. I was wondering if anyone here has experienced the same thing? And if so, did your acne ever clear up once the birth control got out of your system?
Avatar f tn Ortho tri cyclen helps with the acne. Dermatologist use it for their patients sometimes for acne. I've been on it for a month and my face cleared up completely. I love it.
Avatar f tn Ok. Ortho Tri-cyclen is a contraceptive pill which should be used with Accutane because of the risk of birth defects in pregnancies exposed to Accutane. Oxytetracycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used for acne which should never be taken in conjunction with Accutane due to the risk of serious side effects. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Females with acne or oily skin may benefit from switching to a combined or anti-androgen contraceptive pill (Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Diane35) and avoiding the mini-pill. Eloise.
Avatar f tn i drink about a liter of water a day... hmm... what else... i'm taking ortho cyclen. i recently re-started ADHD medications after being off fo 6 years (i'm taking adderall, 30mg). i think it's making my skin more dehydrated but also more oily (if that makes sense). this is all probably far more than is necessary but i figured too much is better than not enough... i really appreciate and look forward to any thoughts or advice you might have!
Avatar n tn I took ortho tri cyclen during college and my skin was gorgeous. Towards the end of my senior year I started getting one or two cystic acne bumps along my chin or jaw line every month or so and I decided to see my family practioner and a dermatologist. One of my friends had terrible acne and Yaz cleared it up beautifully, I asked my doctor about it, and she said it would be a good choice for me. A few days later the derm prescribed antibiotics and a clindamycin gel.