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How Long Before Trinessa Is Effective
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. ...Read more
If i was switched from trisprintec to trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) do I need to wait to have sex in order for it to be effective?
Depends: If you started the new pills right after finishing the older pack, them you don't need to use a back up method. ...Read more
I've been taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for a year now. Is it safe to continue to take them for a long period of time since it stops ovulation? Is it healthy?
It is safe to take: It is safe to take your oral contraceptive for as long as you don't wish to be pregnant. If you decide to become pregnant, then that is still available to you when the pill is discontinued. There is nothing more unhealthy emotionally or physically than a undesired pregnancy. ...Read more
Regarding amoxicillin and trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills. How long should I use extra protection if i'm on them?
On TriNessa, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) wondering how effective it is at preventing pregnancy? Do you ovulate while taking the pill? I never miss pills and always take at 10:30.
Sometimes: Some people will have irregular spotting when they first start a birth control pill. It could happen at any time during the pill pack. However, it should improve within about 3 months. If not, it might not be the right pill for you. Don't stop it. Continue to take it while you work with your provider to find another pill to try. Try to take pills at same time every day. ...Read more
Hi, been on bc for 4 years (trinessa) instead of taking saturday's (week 1) white pill i pulled from other side of dial and took week 3 blue pill ?
It's ok: It's ok. You can just "catch up" by resuming the week one pills. The one you missed and then the one you are supposed to be on for the day. You will be back on track. I would still use protection, just in case. ...Read more
I stopped taking trinessa(norgestimate and ethinyl estadriol tablets) and looking for another option?
At your age: If u do not want kids anymore i would offer you an in office tubal, easy takes 5 minutes, miss 1/2 day of work, no incisions, minimal pain after, and if u have no deductable on most major insurances just an office co-pay $20-$50 if your doc does not know how to do it in the office then usually $750 copay for hospital, if u want bcpills i rec loloestrin-10mcg estro- lowest and safest dose, my#1pill. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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