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I started taking Trisprintec three weeks ago and on the third week I started spitting then the next week (now) I am full on bleeding. Is it normal?

I started taking Trisprintec three weeks ago and on the third week I started spitting then the next week (now) I am full on bleeding. Is it normal?

Maybe: Its not uncommon to have some breakthrough bleeding when you first start taking a new birth-control pill. It usually goes back to normal after a few months. Keep taking it as prescribed. If your bleeding is heavy or you have pain in your lower abdomen, you should see your doctor. A pregnancy test is also a good idea the first few times this happens. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do I still have to wait a week before having unprotected sex when switching from trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to sprintec?

Do I still have to wait a week before having unprotected sex when switching from trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to sprintec?

No: If the switch was made with no missed days/doses in between, then there should be no period of increased fertility after the switch. With a switch from triphasic to monophasic (Tri-Sprintec to Sprintec), no matter what phase you make the switch in your progestin dose is either not changing or going up a bit, and the estrogen dose doesn't change at all. This should not cause/permit ovulation. ...Read more

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On TriSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) (3+ yrs), 2 days left on placebo. Starting Gildess 1/20 (21) on Sunday. How long should I use a backup method?

On TriSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) (3+ yrs), 2 days left on placebo. Starting Gildess 1/20 (21) on Sunday. How long should I use a backup method?

Changing brands: You do not have to use a back up method when changing brands. Your body will not know the difference. Both are birth control pills ...Read more

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Is Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) a reliable pill? Ever since I switched to this pill my periods have been way off schedule and I'm getting nervous. I haven't started

Is Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) a reliable pill? Ever since I switched to this pill my periods have been way off schedule and I'm getting nervous. I haven't started

Yes: All prescription birth control pills are reliable as long as taken regularly as directed, which means every 24hrs +/- 3 hours or so. Progesterone pills are more finicky & must be taken consistently. We usually warn patients that it takes 3 months for your body to get used to pill (ironic, right?). So you can expect irregular spotting during that time. After that, if still irregular, go see ur doc. ...Read more

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I'm on BCP's (trisprintec) and I'm on a 5 day antibiotic of nitrofurantoin. How long after taking the antibiotic will my pill become effective again?

I'm on BCP's (trisprintec) and I'm on a 5 day antibiotic of nitrofurantoin. How long after taking the antibiotic will my pill become effective again?

B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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I've been on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for 6 days &I had unprotected sex on Day 5. He pulled out but I'm paranoid. Can I use trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) as an ec? What should I do?

I've been on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for 6 days &I had unprotected sex on Day 5. He pulled out but I'm paranoid. Can I use trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) as an ec? What should I do?

If you have been on: The sprintec consistent for months prior then you should be covered. But if you just started the Sprintec then you should just utilize emergency contraception (levonorgestrel - Plan B). There are ways to take mulitple Tri-sprintec tablets but this is off label use, not as effective with more side effects (also more complicated due to variable dosages of your OCB tablets). ...Read more

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What's the mini progestin pill Micronor? Is that in a combination pill pack like Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

What's the mini progestin pill Micronor? Is that in a combination pill pack like Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Same but different: Micronor has only a progesterone hormone in it, while trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has both a progesterone and estrogen hormone component. Both have a progesterone hormone but the actual chemical is slightly different. ...Read more

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Does it matter that I went from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to Trisprintec and my periods are off a little bit? Does switching BCP make any difference?

Same drug: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and Trisprintec are generic equivalents meaning they are the same drug with the same amount of Estrogen and Progesterone. They are just two different brands sold by different companies. It sounds like you are just experiencing breakthrough bleeding that coincidental to a brand change. Breakthrough bleeding is common an usually resolves on its own ...Read more

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Does vitamin C interact with Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Does vitamin C interact with Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Yes: Vitamin C interacts with many medications including birth control. Please see the link:

http://pennstatehershey. Adam. Com/content. Aspx? ProductId=107&pid=33&gid=000994 ...Read more

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I recently switched from Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to Trisprintec. Could that be the reason why my menstrual cycle was super light this month?

Yes: Oral contraceptive "periods" are simply hormone withdrawal bleeding and not "real" (natural) periods. Therefore the manufacturers use the "bleeding" to tell you when to start the new pack of pills and it can be light, spotting or almost non existent with low dose pills. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can birth control make my boobs bigger and sore. I take trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol).

Can birth control make my boobs bigger and sore. I take trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol).

Yes: Birth control pills can make your breasts bigger and more sore. If it bothers you, talk to your doctor and maybe he/she can switch to another pill. I typically recommend patients try a pill for 2-3 months before switching because sometimes the side effects go away or get better. Hope it gets better! ...Read more

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On trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control) for a year and half but last 2 months I start spotting the week before my period. Is this normal?

See your MD: You should not spot when still on the active pill especially since you have been on this pill for a long time. I would see your doctor to further investigate since this is a change from what you are used to on this pill. This bleeding may be a sign of an anatomical change, a change in your hormones, or a fluke. Consider having a pelvic ultrasound and or changing to a different birth control pill. ...Read more

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I have migraines right before my period and during... Is it because of my birth control pills? I'm on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

I have migraines right before my period and during... Is it because of my birth control pills? I'm on trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)

Menstrual migraine: Hard to say whether female hormones do or do not cause more migraines, as studies have failed to pin down well. However, if your patterns are regular, you might try some Frova (frovatriptan) for a few days prior to menses as this may prevent headaches. Of course you could work with gynecologist, and maybe find a different agent, but odds of success are low. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more