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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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Had a medication abortion one month ago, now on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). Should I continue to use condoms or is bc enough? 1 partner. Higher risk of pregnancy now?

Had a medication abortion one month ago, now on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). Should I continue to use condoms or is bc enough? 1 partner. Higher risk of pregnancy now?

Birth Control: Does not protect against std's at all, while condoms do. There are many common std's are there that you can get with only one unprotected exposure--you might have already been exposed during your pregnancy encounter. Best to be safe than sorry until you are ready to commit for good. Hpv can cause cervical cancer, herpes breakouts could happen monthly or rarely but make you contagious forever! ...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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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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Outside of norgestimate progestin, which other progestins are as low androgenic? Or is norgestimate the lowest? I require a very low androgenic pill.

Outside of norgestimate progestin, which other progestins are as low androgenic? Or is norgestimate the lowest? I require a very low androgenic pill.

Drospironone: Drosprinone, like in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is very low. One dose is equivalent to 25 mg spironalctone, a diuretic that decreases hair growth. There is probably a chart on Google but I think levonergestril also has low androgenic properties. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between norethindrone and norgestimate?

Yes and no: They are different forms of synthetic Progesterone know as progestins found in birth control pills. For all practical purposes, they are the same. ...Read more

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What distinguishes norgestimate from levonorgestrel (used in birth control)?

What distinguishes norgestimate from levonorgestrel (used in birth control)?

Progestins: They are different generations of progestin hormones. The Levonorgestrel has slightly more androgenic (male hormone properties) than the norgestimate. ...Read more

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Should norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol be taken at the same time everyday?

Should norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol be taken at the same time everyday?

Hormone punctuality: If the question involves taking oral contraceptives, today's BCP's are extremely low in content of both hormones. Consequently, if not taken within the hour of the previous day, withdrawal bleeding can occur. Additionally, they should be taken in the evening, so that the lowest blood levels do not occur in the early hours of the AM. PMS symptoms can occur if late. ...Read more

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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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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

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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.

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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Taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets. I missed pill by two hours am I still protected? Does it always have to be at the same time?

Taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets. I missed pill by two hours am I still protected? Does it always have to be at the same time?

Just take pill daily: It is best to remember taking your contraceptive pills every day at about the same time so that the level of the hormones in your blood remains rather constant and stable. " Missing a pill by two hours" is not likely to matter very much or to make you less "protected". Consider asking your Gyn for an IUD or a subdermal implants which are much more effective and are "forgettable" methods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hemoragic cyst when I'm on norgestimate and estradiol? Really wanna stop pill if it is not working on my body to prevent cysts

Is it normal to have hemoragic cyst when I'm on norgestimate and estradiol? Really wanna stop pill if it is not working on my body to prevent cysts

Can Occur: Oral Contraceptive pills (OCPs) may reduce the risk of new ovarian cysts, however they do not decrease the size of current cysts. I would continue OCPs or other hormonal contraceptive (ie, ring, DMPA) to help reduce the risk of recurrence. However, if you have a large persistent symptomatic cyst, you may need to have it aspirated or removed surgically. Ibuprofen or naproxen can reduce cyst pain. ...Read more

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Norgestimate birth control pills, does this work well?

Norgestimate birth control pills, does this work well?

Yes: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...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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Is there a difference between sprintec aNd PREVIFEm (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Is there a difference between sprintec aNd PREVIFEm (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Not really: There are a number of OCP's that contain identical hormones in identical doses that are manufactured by different companies and therefore have different names - but are essentially identical. That is the case with Sprintec and Previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). ...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.
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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 being on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) increase my prolactin and cortisol? Can those elevated levels go back to normal all on thier own, with no meds?

Does being on orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) increase my prolactin and cortisol? Can those elevated levels go back to normal all on thier own, with no meds?

Well, make sure: You are in contact with an endocrinologist. There are workups that need to be done. It's not from the ocp though. F/u with your doc. Cortisol fluctuates so it matters when it was drawn and how, prolactin, if elevated, needs to be discussed with ur doc. I assume they drew them for a reason. Good luc. ...Read more