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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. ...Read more

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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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.

99 & 44 100%: Just like the former Ivory soap commercial's "pureness" the TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) when used appropriately prevents pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation 99 & 44 100% (99.44%) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I was on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and I'm experiencing some pain off and on for the past 3 months since I stopped using it.

Ovulation: When you were on the trinessa, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) you were not ovulating. Now you are, and some pain can be associated with ovulation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevent ovulation?

Does trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevent ovulation?

Yes: All birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. They also affect the lining of the uterus and the stimulating effects of the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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What are the gaining weight ratings for trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp?

What are the gaining weight ratings for trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp?

If u are 49 YO: U should not be on this pill! As it has way too much estrogen 35 mcg, anyone taking a 35 mcg pill can gain wt and at your age u should be on lowest dose combo pill if u even need the pill which would be loloestrin only 10 mcg of estrogen which is the safest as far as blood clots and the least chance to gain wt, I have not prescribed tri- nessa for years, loloestrin is the #1 pill I write for. ...Read more

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I've been taking TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for a year if I take it earlier than normal could it cause nausea?

Maybe: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and all combination birth control pills can cause some nausea. You can take your dose in the evenings so this effect happens while you're sleeping. It's important to take your pill at the same time everyday. There are other methods of birth control that don't cause nausea if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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If I switched from Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to Necon 1/35 on the day after my last active Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) then am I protected immediately since I never stopped pills?

Yes: There is not enough differences between pills for it to matter which one you are taking in a particular cycle. As long as you are continuously taking one of them you will have maximum protection. ...Read more

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What "Morning after pill" can you take with TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Question: Assuming that a woman is on hormonal birth control like TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) - why would she want to take the morning after pill? ...Read more