Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a combination of ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate that acts as a form of birth control. Ortho Tri-Cyclen works by preventing a woman's egg from developing.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a contraceptive that is used in the prevention of pregnancy. The drug contains two reproductive hormones: norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. These reproductive hormones are the essential ingredients in Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo that help halt the release of an egg from the ovary.
When used as directed by the doctor, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo’s hormones cause changes to the uterine lining and cervical mucus. These changes make it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus and fertilize an egg. The presence of the mucus also makes it difficult for the fertilized egg to attach itself to the uterus, preventing pregnancy.