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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
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 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?
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
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
I am on birth control (triprevifem) and I am prescribed an antibiotic (solodyn). I haven't taken the antibiotic in awhile. How long until bc is normal?
I was on trisprintc and switched to triprevifem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). Could that make me have a chance of getting pregnant if I didn't use protection?
I'm on triprevifem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and missed a lot this month, but haven't missed any with my new pack and had unprotected sex 9 days into the new one. AmI protected?
My doc switched me from triprevifem to trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) when I requested a lower or more consistent dose of hormones. Is there even a difference?
They are the same: No. Tri-previfem contains 0.18mg/35 mcg x 7 days, 0.215mg/35mcg x 7 days, 0.25mg/35mcg x 7 days, and inert tabs x 7 days. This is same as Tri-sprintec. Dosages indicate is norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol concentration. ...Read more
Hello. I am 18 years old and on August 7th I had sex. The condom broke, but I am on birth control (triprevifem) and I was five pills into my new pack. I take my pills at the exact same time each day. Nonetheless, I took plan b since I am very afraid of be
I'm 32, was on ortho lo but too $, now on triprevifem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) but doc wants to change to gildess 1.5/30 & skip my periods. Sideeffects? Weight gain? So afraid
Afraid?: I am not sure why you are saying you are afraid? Changing from one pill to the other is not a big deal and if the new brand will save you money this is a good thing. ...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.
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
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
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?
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
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?
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