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Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Serious side effects: I prefer bio identical treatments using natural Progesterone and natural bio identical Estradiol for treatments. ...Read more

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I take Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & Celexa. Are they known to cause side effects when taken together? I've been having severe nausea & morning sickness since day one.

I take Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & Celexa. Are they known to cause side effects when taken together? I've been having severe nausea & morning sickness since day one.

Unsure: Either one can cause nausea. Did you start them at the same time? Some women get nausea the first month on oral contraceptives. Some people also get nausea initially on celexa. Since you describe it as morning sickness, I would lean toward the trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) as the cause. ...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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Im on second month of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and I have elevated prolactin (57). How can I distinguish between side effects of bc pill and elevated prolactin?

Im on second month of orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and I have elevated prolactin
(57). How can I distinguish between side effects of bc pill and elevated prolactin?

Different effects: Effect of hyperprolactinemia is mainly galactorrhea (nipple discharge), irregular menses. One may have headaches or visual symptoms if hyperprolactinemia due to pituitary tumor of significant size. Common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, breakthrough vaginal bleeding (usually resolves after being the pill for a few months), breast tenderness, mood swings, headaches. ...Read more

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What is the outcome of taking progesterone along side ortho tri cyclen? Will it curb the side effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

What is the outcome of taking 
progesterone along side ortho
tri cyclen?  Will it curb the side
effects of the ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate)?

Depends: For some women it will cause a lot of spotting by making the uterine lining very thin. For some women it can cause bloating or even breast tenderness. It really depends on the reason for taking it in the first place. But ortho tri cycle contains Progesterone so often times the solution is a change in the original medicine not adding a second medicine in. ...Read more

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common ? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug ?

Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common ? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug ?

I : I am not aware of the actual percentages of each side effect of this birth control pill (bcp). If you check the package insert, this information should be there. On the other hand, i can tell you about my personal experience. I have been in practice well over 5 years. I prescribe bcp's all the time. I have never had one patient develop a blood clot from bcp. I believe part of the reason is that i screen my patients very well. I do not give the pill to anyone who has had a history of blood clots or a family history. Also i will not give the pill to a smoker over 35, and strongly advise against it in my younger patients. Bcp's are safe and very effective if given to the right patient. They protect against ovarian and uterine cancers. If your doctor felt you were a good candidate, then your odds are very low for developing any serious complications. Take care. ...Read more

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Is sleepiness a side effect of trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) ocp? I am always sleepy during the evening.

Is sleepiness a side effect of trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) ocp? I am always sleepy during the evening.

No : Birth control pills do not cause sleepiness. There are many many causes of sleepiness so i would look for other more likely causes. Diet, exercise, sleep habits, night time snoring, obesity and your diet could be contributing. ...Read more

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Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I didn't see it when i researched it.

Is spotting a side effect of the pill ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? I didn't see it when i researched it.

Initially: Many women will have some spotting initially after starting the pill. For most women that lasts only a few weeks, then they only bleed when they are supposed to at the end of the pack of pills. ...Read more

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I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

I have been takn ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for 4.5mos. I have had severe hair breakage/clumps for 3ish months. Is there any connection? Can it weaken hair?

Hair breakage: Progesterone present in birth control pills cause hair loss in women. However, ortho tri cyclin contains the progestrin drospirenone and has lower anti androgenic effect and its effect is less than other birth control tablets. ...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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Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Not exactly: One of the 2 ingredients has a different dose for each of the first 3 weeks in tri-privifem, but the dose is the same in all 3 weeks for privifem. ...Read more

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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