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The dose is one active tablet for 21 days and an inert tablet for 7 days, then repeat the cycle. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects so women should not smoke when taking hormonal contraceptives. Ortho-Tri-Cyclen may interact with bosentan, antibiotics, tuberculosis medications, drugs to treat hepatitis C or HIV / AIDS , phenobarbital and other barbiturates, St. John's wort, seizure medications , dantrolene, lamotrigine, tizanidine, or tranexamic acid. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Estrogens should not be given to pregnant women since they may harm the fetus. Estrogens are secreted into breast milk and may affect the infant. Breastfeeding while taking Ortho-Tri-Cyclen is not recommended.