Trinovum Contraceptive Pill

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Trinovum is a form of contraceptive pill that is over 99% effective. It is manufactured by Janssen-Cilag and is known as the combined contraceptive pill. It controls your menstrual cycle by releasing derivatives of oestrogen and progestogen into your blood stream to prevent pregnancy. If used correctly, it is one of the most reliable contraceptions available.

This combined pill has varying amounts of hormones within it. Each strip contains 21 pills and there are three different pills in each strip. There are 7 white pills that contain 500 micrograms of norethisterone and 35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol, the 7 light peach pills contain 750 micrograms of norethisterone and 35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and the 7 peach tablets contain 1 milligram of norethisterone and 35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol. These varying levels mimic your natural cycle in the hope that you will not experience as any side effects from the pill.

The pill is taken every day at the same time for 21 days. When you finish one strip, you have a week where you are pill free so that your body can have a withdrawal bleed. This is a lighter shorter version of a period. When you have finished this week, you start a new strip. It is important that the pill is taken correctly because it will not be effective if it is incorrectly used.

The pill is very successful at preventing pregnancy because it has three mechanisms in which to do so. It is also very discrete so it doesn’t interrupt sex and it is not obvious that you are on birth control. It can also be reversed easily so if you want to try for a baby, your fertility levels are not affected. It also has an effect on your periods as it can make them lighter and shorter. In some cases, it can also help with pre-menstrual tension. However, the pill will not protect you from any sexually transmitted infections and you should always use condoms in order to do so.

The pill contains both active hormones and inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate, anhydrous lactose and pregelatinised starch. Therefore if you have intolerance of certain sugars, you should mention this to your doctor.

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