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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...

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...
Oral Contraceptive. Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) is a generic oral contraceptive that contains a progestin ( norgestimate) that increases every 7 days and one steady dose of estrogen that is somewhat in the higher dose range of 35 ug. . Due to its changing progestin dose, it is considered a triphasic pill. Oftentimes gyn's encourage pts. To consider lower dose pills. Read more...

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...

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...

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...