Ortho Tri-Cyclen News Articles

Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills in Mid-Life (Perimenopause)

Issue: American Family Physician - October 15, 2001

What are very-low-dose birth control pills?

Very-low-dose birth control pills are also called oral contraceptives. They have less estrogen than regular birth control pills. These pills have 20 micrograms of estrogen, compared with 30 to 50 micrograms in regular birth control pills. Even regular birth control pills today contain much less estrogen than they used to in the 1970s, when pills had about 100 micrograms of estrogen. This lower dose of estrogen is believed to be safer for women who are perimenopausal. More.....

Low-Dose Oral Contraceptive Ortho Tri-Cyclen Receives Food and Drug Administration Approval For the Indication of Acne Clearing

Author: Kathryn Demott
Issue: June 15, 2001

CHICAGO -- Physicians can add another oral contraceptive to their armamentarium for clearing moderate facial acne in women, Dr. Richard Derman said at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

So far, Ortho-McNeil's Ortho Tri-Cyclen (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is the only oral contraceptive to have received Food and Drug Administration approval for the indication of acne clearing. Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories has also applied to market its low-dose oral contraceptive Alesse (1evonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) for the acne indication. In all cases, the prescribed indication is limited to women of reproductive age who desire contraception, have no contraindications to OCs, and are unresponsive to topical acne medications. More.....

Patient Information For Ortho Tri-Cyclen Now Available in 20 Languages

-- Ortho-McNeil Develops New Tools For More Ethnically and Racially Diverse Female Population

RARITAN, N.J., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Issue: June 21, 2000

With the U.S. female patient population becoming more ethnically and racially diverse, healthcare professionals need tools to promote better communication. To help healthcare professionals navigate the language differences of this changing population, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical now offers information about two of the most widely prescribed birth control pills in the United States in 20 languages. More.....

The Birth Control Pill Celebrates Forty Years of Fame

-- Ortho-McNeil Donates Historic Contraceptive Items to the Smithsonian

RARITAN, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Issue: May 8, 2000

It is credited as one of the most significant advancements for the women's movement and in medicine, and few pharmaceutical products share its level of fame. Thousands of prescription pills are available, yet only one is known universally as "The Pill." This year, the birth control pill celebrates 40 years of contraceptive choice and protection.

To commemorate this 40th anniversary, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical presented the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History with a donation of historic contraceptive items, including an original ORTHO DIALPAK(R) Tablet Dispenser and advertising materials. The donation was accepted into the Science, Medicine and Society collection. More.....

Refillable Compact "Dialpak" Dispenses Daily Dose of Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Author: Bernard Abrams
Issue: Feb, 2000

Ortho-McNeil oral contraceptives get first new dispenser in 21 years, then progress into another compact with flashy style, durability for multiple uses, and privacy for consumers. Sometimes the sound of silence is mistaken for inertia. It's probably in human nature to take seriously the adage: if it isn't broken, don't fix it. Ortho-McNeil begs to differ. Even though it cites statistics that about four of 10 women who take the Pill use its Ortho Dialpak(r) dispenser, there's no share of market that can't be improved.

So, after 21 years and since the summer of '99, the dispenser's third generation is reality. And with its introduction last month of the Ortho Personal, the Raritan, NJ-based marketer of prescription oral contraceptives is expanding its options for women by a factor of six while doubling up on discretion.

Tablets packaged in the new Dialpak are Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen (both norgestimate/ethynil estradiol) and seven other brands. Acceptance of the refillable Dialpak through its more cosmetic appearance, the marketer asserts, "will save 1.46 million pounds of plastic" if women reuse the compact for one year rather than discarding it after use each month. More.....

 

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