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Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How long does it for trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to be effective?

How long does it for trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to be 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.

Dr. James Krick
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Definition)

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom Dr. Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan Dr. Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine
16 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Andrew Silverman Dr. Silverman
Fertility Medicine
45 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Regarding amoxicillin and trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills. How long should I use extra protection if I'm on them?

Regarding amoxicillin and trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills. How long should I use extra protection if I'm on them?

BCP's and antibiotic: Yes, definately use a back up. Antibiotics can disturb the enterhepatic circulation of estrogen causing contraceptive failure!

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Amy Bruner Dr. Bruner
Gynecology
24 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Should I expect spotting after starting BC? If so when should I expect it? (Trinessa)

Should I expect spotting after starting BC? If so when should I expect it? (Trinessa)

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.

Dr. Andrew Oswari Dr. Oswari
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I stopped taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estadriol tablets) and looking for another option?

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.

Dr. Lisa Oldson Dr. Oldson
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Please describe the medication: trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

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

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.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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If I miss one trinessa light blue pill and the next day take only 1 pill and miss the 3rd day. Is there chance of pregnancy?

If I miss one trinessa light blue pill and the next day take only 1 pill and miss the 3rd day. Is there chance of pregnancy?

Yes: The more you forget your pills the less effective they are and the more likely you will have abnormal menstrual bleeding.

Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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When is it safe to start having unprotected sex after starting trinessa? I started taking trinessa eight days ago. I missed my third pill at the correct time but I remembered it 12 hours later and took it. Is it safe for me to have unprotected sex without

When is it safe to start having unprotected sex after starting trinessa? I started taking trinessa eight days ago. I missed my third pill at the correct time but I remembered it 12 hours later and took it. Is it safe for me to have unprotected sex without

If: If the pill you missed was on day 3 (through 21) and you took it as soon as you remembered (12 hours later) then you do not need to use a back-up method of birth control. I've attached a website with great information about the pill and what to do if you miss any at particular times of the month. It's really helpful!

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Navita Modi Dr. Modi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What are side effects from trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

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.

Dr. Audrey Prefer Dr. Prefer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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If I have any side effects from BC when will I notice them? After the first pill? Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

Any time during 4 mo: When starting ocp's, I say it can take 3-4 months for ur body to get used to it. If you have any side effects, they usually abate by month 5. Good luck

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can I change the time I take TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to late night dose without having to wait till I start the new pack? As in, a double dose?

Wait: You might want to wait until your next cycle. If you take 2 pills in one day, you will change your start day. I'd you wait to the next day, your north control should be ok, but you may have breakthrough bleeding.