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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

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Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Birth control pill: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevents pregnancy by: 1. Preventing ovulation 2. Changing cervical mucus so the sperm can't fertilize an egg as easily 3. Changing the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg will be less likely to implant. Birth control pills like trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can make periods regular & easier & lower the risk of ovarian cysts. It doesn't protect against stds. Use condoms & get tested @ sexualhealth.Com.
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Oral Contraceptive: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) is a generic oral contraceptive that contains a progestin ( norgestimate) that increases every 7 days and one steady dose of estrogen that is somewhat in the higher dose range of 35 ug. . Due to its changing progestin dose, it is considered a triphasic pill. Oftentimes gyn's encourage pts. To consider lower dose pills.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are side effects from trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): All birth control in the U.S. have a number of possible side effects, but the FDA makes them all list a the same ones no matter what pill it is. Google trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) PDF, which is the prescribing info and get the list that way.
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How long does it for trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to be effective?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Day1-5 ok right away: You are protected against pregnancy right away if you take it during the first 5 days after your period starts. So if your period starts on monday, you can start the pill up to friday for instant protection. If you start on day #6 or later, then it takes about a week before you're fully protected & so you should use a back up method (condom, female condom, diaphragm, or sponge) during the 1st week.

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