How do you take TriNessa birth control?

When taking TriNessa® the first white tablet should be taken on the first Sunday after menstruation begins. If the period begins on Sunday, the first tablet should be taken that day. Take one active tablet daily for 21 days followed by one dark green inactive tablet daily for 7 days.

What type of birth control pill is TriNessa?

TriNessa is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). TriNessa also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Is TriNessa birth control discontinued?

The TriNessa brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

What happened to TriNessa?

Unfortunately, TriNessa was discontinued by the manufacturer. If you’re looking for a replacement for this birth control, our team at Nurx can help. We can prescribe the generic equivalent Tri-Sprintec for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

Do you have to take TriNessa at the same time every day?

No matter what dosing schedule you use, it is very important that you take this medication at the same time each day, 24 hours apart. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Your pill pack contains 21 pills with active medication.

Can I skip my period on TriNessa?

If you miss 2 or more pills, you may not have a period during the month. If you miss a period for 2 months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant. If you miss a reminder pill, throw it away and keep taking one reminder pill per day until the pack is empty.

How effective is TriNessa birth control?

However, since most women who take TriNessa or other birth control pills sometimes miss doses or take their pill at different times of the day, the typical failure rate for TriNessa is about 5%, making TriNessa about 95% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Does TriNessa cause weight gain?

Some women may experience weight gain when taking TriNessa and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat).

What is the generic name for TriNessa?

TriNessa is a generic version of the brand-name drug Ortho Tri-Cyclen.

Can I take my birth control 15 minutes early?

Can I take my birth control 15 mins early? Yes! If you take your birth control 15 minutes early, you are okay. Being early is better than being late or not taking it at all.

When to use TriNessa for back up birth control?

How to use Trinessa. For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. If you start on the first day of your period, you do not need to use back-up birth control the first week.

What to do if you miss 2 TriNessa pills in a row?

If you miss 2 active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take 2 pills per day for 2 days in a row. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.

How often do you take TriNessa for menstrual cycle?

The dosage of TriNessa® for the initial cycle of therapy is one active tablet administered daily from the 1st day through the 21st day of the menstrual cycle, counting the first day of menstrual flow as “Day 1” followed by one dark green inactive tablet daily for 7 days.

Are there different colors of TriNessa birth control pills?

TriNessa birth control is a three-phase oral contraceptive. The package will consist of four different color of pills which contain different amounts of progestin. The TriNessa pill color meaning depends on the week of your cycle, and what level of hormone you should be taking.