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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
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
I am currently taking taking tri previfem, (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) but was just out on a zpack for sinusitis. Will this drug reduce the effectiveness of the birth control?
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 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
I'm on norgestimate I was on 9th pill and I made a mistake I took 28 to 25 I mean backwards should I go back to take the 10th or start a new pack?
Take the 10th pill;:
Take the 10th and 11th pi;; together and finish the pack
you do not have to start a new pack. ...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
Outside of norgestimate progestin, which other progestins are as low androgenic? Or is norgestimate the lowest? I require a very low androgenic pill.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets usp, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. Is this bc okay to take with insane amp'd diet
I had to changed my bcp to orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for a month. However, I'm going back to my regular pill (LoLoestrinFe)next month. It won't be a problem?
How can I change the time I take TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to late night without affecting the effectiveness? I usually take it at 5:58am, but have overslept I twice.
Just change it: You take it the night before and then go from then forward taking it at bedtime. You take it early this way. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I take Sprintec (norgestimate & ethinyl). I live in Qatar, and my Gyn. Here recommended Gynera (Ethinylestradiol & gestodene). Is this a wise move?
Comparable: They would be comparable birth control pills. ...Read more
Taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol for 3 months. Took a placebo instead of last active pill. Took last active/placebo together next day. Worry?
No: Missing one pill does not decrease the effectiveness much. ...Read more
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
Take trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). Accidently took 1 week 3 active pill instead of 1 week 1 pill. Continued on with pack, have taken 1 pill a day. Am I still protected?
YES: Expect to see some breakthrough spotting or bleeding. Continue your BC pills exactly as prescribed. ...Read more