Review: could Ortho Tri-cyclen cause Ovarian Cyst?


Ovarian cyst is found among people who take Ortho Tri-Cyclen, especially for people who are 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Accutane, and have Acne . We study 3,620 people who have side effects while taking Ortho tri-cyclen from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Ovarian cyst. Find out below who they are, when they have Ovarian cyst and more.

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Ortho Tri-cyclen

Ortho tri-cyclen has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Ortho tri-cyclen 5,605 users)

Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian cyst (fluid filled sac of the ovary) has been reported by people with birth control, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression (latest reports from 9,726 Ovarian cyst patients).

On Oct, 22, 2016

3,620 people reported to have side effects when taking Ortho Tri-cyclen.
Among them, 96 people (2.65%) have Ovarian Cyst

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ortho tri-cyclen cause Ovarian cyst?

Time on Ortho Tri-cyclen when people have Ovarian Cyst *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Ovarian Cyst when taking Ortho Tri-cyclen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 21.33 %
  • 20-29: 64.0 %
  • 30-39: 9.33 %
  • 40-49: 1.33 %
  • 50-59: 2.67 %
  • 60+: 1.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acne (44 people, 45.83%)
  • Acne Cystic (8 people, 8.33%)
  • Contraception (7 people, 7.29%)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (2 people, 2.08%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (1 person, 1.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (83 people, 86.46%)
  • Prevacid (31 people, 32.29%)
  • Minocycline Hcl (12 people, 12.50%)
  • Doxycycline (12 people, 12.50%)
  • Cleocin T (12 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (81 people, 84.38%)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (72 people, 75.00%)
  • Colitis (62 people, 64.58%)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (60 people, 62.50%)
  • Anaemia (60 people, 62.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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