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Tri Previfem Vs Tri Sprintec
My pharmacy switched me from tri-sprintec to tri-previfem this month. Why would they do that? Should I be concerned?
Because that is: The generic they made a deal with both pills are generic but you may or may not like the new pill as much since it may have different amounts of hormones, I always prescribe brand name pills for my pts, use generics for other meds, my #1 pill is loloestrin by law a brand name has to have 90% of the active drug and most have 98%, a generic only has to have 72% at the least which can cause problems! ...Read more
Prescribed Tri-Sprintec, given Tri-Previfem. I'm nervous because side effects are supposedly worse with Tri-Previfem. Why? I'm concerned for anxiety.
My cvs has a back order on my birthcontrol, tri-sprintec so they gave me tri-previfem for a month. Is this okay?
Yes: Tri-previfem and tri-sprintec are just different brands that contain the same medicine. You should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more
If you switch from tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to tri sprintec right after the plecebo week and start the first active pill day 4 of cycle are u still protected?
Yes.: As long as you start the new brand of pills at the usual time, and have had no lapse of birth control pills, you are still protected and do not need a back up birth control method. ...Read more
I used tri sprintec for birth control, today my pharmacy switched me to tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I mostly use it for acne and to regulate my period. Is this going to affect it?
I've been getting off brand of tri cyclen. I was on tri estarylla for 6months now im on tri previfem is that ok?? I'm scared of the side affects.
That is ok: They have kind of same hormones ratio, you should be ok ...Read more
I took my birth controls in the wrong order. I'm currently taking tri-previfem (multiphasic). I took a week 2 pill instead of a week 3. Am I protected?
Yes: As long as you took an "active pill" everyday, your contraceptive method is intact. ...Read more
I notified on a medication interaction site it had a 'low risk' warning for my Elavil (amitriptyline) and tri-previfem. Will this lower the pills effectiveness?
No: The low incidence of interaction shouldn't reduce the effectiveness of either medication ...Read more
Sure: It is ok to take this with vitamins ...Read more
I am on otho tri-cyclen and my doctor has switched me to tri-previfem and told me it is the same thing. Is it?
Yes: Tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) is the generic equivalent of ortho tricylen and should be used the same way. ...Read more
I'm on tri-previfem 28 day. I have taken 4 inactive pills (sun-wed) & got period yesterday. Can I start a new pack to lighten/slow my period?
May not help: It's normal to start your period while you are on the inactive pills. I cannot guarantee that starting a new pack will lighten or slow your current bleeding cycle and thus I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a habit as it just isn't a guarantee. If you wanted to avoid having your period in general you could skip the inactive pills every month altogether. You may have just light spotting. ...Read more
No: But you are a victim of a fraud. If you must take a multivitamin you will derive exactly the same benefit [NONE] from a generic multivitamin at 1/10 the cost. I know I look stupid, but my nutrition comes from normal food. In fact there are thousands of nutrients in food never found in any pill. Don't be a sucker. Eat your vegetables. ...Read more
I'm taking a birth control called Tri-previfem and it makes me mad & sad all the time. Is there a type of birth control that can fix my moods?
In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I am taking 250 mg of ciprofloxacin for a UTI 2x a day. I'm on tri-previfem. Mixed answers about impact of cipro on bcp. Will this affect it?
It may.: Actually than can be true. So speak to your OB ...Read more
On second pill in b/c pack, take tri-previfem and been prescribed to amoxicillin. Was only on the medicine for 1day when I had sex. Pulled out, pregnant?
Is tri-previfem the same as ortho tri-cyclen? My doctor has switched me to the generic kind and I am scared.
Generic equvalent: Tri-previfiem is the generic equivalent of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and should function in an identical manner. ...Read more
What to do if I'm in the second week of my birth control (tri previfem). If I stop taking the birth control now, will my period come this week?
Also does hydrocodone effect my birth control? I had only been on the medication for a day when k had sex but now I'm scared I'm on tri-previfem
I have been taking 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar daily for the health of my bladder, will this is any way inhibit effectiveness of my bcp tri-previfem?
No: The apple cider vnegar will not affect your birth control pills. ...Read more
And is tri-previfem a good birth control? I'm scared it won't be as effective as ortho tri-cyclen
Breakthrough bleeding comes every month. Lasts 2-3 wks. Red. Need sanitary napkin. Taking tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) without a week off after cyst removal. Normal?
I started my b/c again on july 22. I am on tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I am seeing long distance b/f august 12. Is there a safe way to skip my period for august?
Took tri-previfem but stopped mid-pack b/c of side effects. Got period and started lo loestrin fe on second day of cycle. Am I protected after 7 days?
Probably but: It would be best to wait for 14 days since you started them at an odd time and are using a low-dose pill. ...Read more
I'm on the birth control Tri Previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I took one 12 hours early, do I need another form of birth control and how should I take the rest of the pack?
Early better > late: Management depends on timing of cycle. You could take a second pill at the regular time, and then continue daily, which will cause your period to come 1 d early, and resume next cycle BCP one day early. If late in the cycle, you would be fine to wait for the next day's pill, and you may have some spotting, but risk is low. Additional protection is always the safest. ...Read more
On tri previfem, am worried about pregnancy. 2 weeks ago had sex no condom took plan b, last night same happened. So I've taken plan b twice in one cycle, while on pill. When can I expect next period? Am supposed to get mon but worried late/pregnant?
Find: Use a regular form of contraceptive rather than relying on emergency contraceptive. You period may be altered. However you could check HPT ...Read more
How can I skip my period or delay it for one week when taking tri-previfem (triphasic birth control)? I only need to do this one time
Extra pills for a we: After 3 weeks on your current pack of pills you can immediately start on a new pack for one week. These 7 pills will take the place of "blank" pills at the end of a 4 week pack. Then go off the pills for a week to have your period. At this point it would be best to start on a whole new pack, to avoid confusion. Other option: finish out the new pack to delay menses by 2 more weeks. ...Read more