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I'm on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

I'm on contraception pills (triphasil) and ovulate, is this normal?

No: If ovulation has been documented by testing (serum progesterone) and you are taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) every day at the same time each day, no it is not normal. It might be time for a "pinch hitter" (another pill type) as triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) may not be "stepping up to the plate" for you. Ask your md for advice.

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I accidentlly took two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day. Problem?

I accidentlly took two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day. Problem?

No: The only problem with taking two pills in one day is the small chance of nausea. Keep taking the pill pack as you normally would, and you'll finish one day early before your scheduled 7 day menstrual period -- in this case, however, it'll be 8 days and then you'll start another pill pack.

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Could taking two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day cause an overdose?

Could taking two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day cause an overdose?

No: If you missed the dose the day before, it is actually recommended you take both with the next dose or as soon as you remember. The only side effect may be nausea with the increased dose. Missing dose repeatedly may lead to pregnancy or irregular bleeding.

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I'm on birth control pills (triphasil) and think I ovulate, is this normal?

I'm on birth control pills (triphasil) and think I ovulate, is this normal?

No: If you are taking the pill every day at the same time each day, it is unlikely that you are ovulating as the pill suppresses ovulation.

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Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does not have red pills. How am I supposed to take them?

Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does not have red pills. How am I supposed to take them?

7 days drug free: Triphasil-21 is a birth control package that comes with only 21 hormone containing pills. The package does not contain the red (placebo) tablets. Once you have finished the 21 consecutive days, you take 7 days off of the medication. Next, you begin a brand new 21 day package starting on the 8th day after your last pill from the previous package.

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I am on triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and I drink vital lecithin. Can this affect the pill?

I am on triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and I drink vital lecithin. Can this affect the pill?

Lecithin on the pill: Lecithin is estrogenic and will potentially increase side effects of the pill. It will not, however, affect the efficacy.

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How do I know that I'm not pregnant whilst on the triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pill?

How do I know that I'm not pregnant whilst on the triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pill?

Pregnancy test....: Many women have scant or light periods on birth control pills. Some women have no periods at all! You may want to reassure yourself by taking a home pregnancy test - especially if you have missed any pills or taken them late. See your health care provider if you are concerned. Good luck. Lgromko md.

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I just started taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) today. After how many pills would I be able to have unprotected sex without falling pregnant?

I just started taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) today. After how many pills would I be able to have unprotected sex without falling pregnant?

Depends on start: If you started the pill within 5 days of the first day of your last period, you are protected right away. If you started at any other time, you are protected after being on the pill a week (7 days). Although this is true, I still like the idea of waiting a full month after being on the pill to be the safest. See here for more info: http://bit. Ly/ssoiyu.

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Taking Yaz/Vestura for 2 weeks for perimenopause. Mood is better but makes me nauseous. In my 30s I took Triphasil-would this work for perimenopause?

Taking Yaz/Vestura for 2 weeks for perimenopause. Mood is better but makes me nauseous. In my 30s I took Triphasil-would this work for perimenopause?

Dose change needed: nausea is a common side effect of using a birth control pill that has too much estrogen. To help with your symptoms, it would be better to switch to a method with lower estrogen content, a triphasic as you asked about would be appropriate as long as you are healthy and do not have any history of migraines with aura. do not smoke while you are using this method.

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

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

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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How much time does triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) take to get in your system?

How much time does triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) take to get in your system?

3- 4 days: To reach a steady level of hormones can take 3 - 4 days.
This is why starting with the first day of your cycle, with your very first pack of pills, is useful, enough time before ovulation to be working as a contraceptive.

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By taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does it affect our skin?

By taking triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does it affect our skin?

Yes: Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birthcontrol pills like all combination ocps suppress ovarian function and decrease hormonal stimulation to all receptors including skin therefore can decrease acne and cause dryer skin.

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