Generic Name:ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate

TriNessa is a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation. TriNessa also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining making it difficult for the sperm to reach the uterus and even harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

It is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to treat severe acne.

How to use TriNessa Pills

TriNessa may be used as follows:

  • You should take TriNessa exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow the directions on your prescription label.
  • Remember to take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins.
  • It may be possible that you may need to use back-up birth control such as condoms or a spermicide when you first start using TriNessa.
  • TriNessa comes with an e 28-day birth control pack which contains seven “reminder” pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will begin while you are using these reminder pills.
  • While taking TriNessa you may have breakthrough bleeding especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if the bleeding continues.
  • You should take one pill of TriNessa every day no more than 24 hours apart. If the pills are running out you should immediately start on a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not use TriNessa regularly.

Cautions before Use TriNessa Pills

Do not take TriNessa if you have any of the following symptoms:

You should not take birth control pills if you have:

  • A hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Severe migraine headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • An uncontrolled heart valve disorder
  • Liver disease or liver cancer
  • Jaundice which is caused by pregnancy or birth control pills

TriNessa Pills Side Effects

While using TriNessa it may cause the following side effects:

  • Severe headache
  • Vision problems
  • Sudden numbness or weakness especially on one side of the body
  • Blood
  • Swelling in your hands ankles or feet
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Sudden cough wheezing rapid breathing coughing up swelling
  • Changes in the pattern or severe migraine headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Ill feeling
  • Jaundice
  • A lump in your breast
  • Pain in your upper stomach

Less serious side effects

  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache nervousness dizziness
  • Breast swelling or tenderness
  • Problems with contact lenses

TriNessa Pills Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with TriNessa drug interactions could occur that may affect the efficacy of the medicines. It can even increase your risk for side effects. TriNessa can interact with other medicines such as bosentan, St. John’s wort, an antibiotic and an HIV or AIDS medications resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness of TriNessa.

TriNessa Pills Overdose Symptoms

Symptoms of a TriNessa overdose may include severe nausea or vaginal bleeding


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