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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) take to become effective?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Ocp effectiveness.: To be absolutely safe, one month.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) to work?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): If you mean the birth control pill, you want to use condoms during the first cycle, and as of the second pack you can expect full protection from getting pregnant.
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Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Additionally, if you start at the beginning of the cycle with the first day of menses with you very first pack, then most recent evidence suggests that 7-10 days of condom use is enough, but you must not miss any pills as this will significantly increase your risk of pregnancy. Take a pill daily, without stopping. Then your contraception will be 98%
Aug 27, 2014

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A 23-year-old female asked:
I took triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) a day earlier(the day before bleeding) how do I go back to the normal day schedule?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) oops!: Just wait until after your period starts and then restart on the desired day.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you have sex when switching from Trigestrel to Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No interruption: Provided there is no interruption between taking Trigestel and Triphasil a woman will be protected from pregnancy when having unprotected intercourse.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Can i start taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) while not on my period?
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Need to start it within the first 5 days of your period.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How do I skip my period on triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Skip the last week: The last 7 pills in your pack are placebo, "sugar pills". If you skip these, and just start the first pill in the next pack you will skip your period.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can breast swelling be a side effect of triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Breast tenderness is a listed common side effect for this drug combination.
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Last updated May 31, 2012

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