Tri-Linyah is a triphasic combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Read More
Tri-Linyah is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Sprintec before bedtime or just after their evening meal reduces nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven sugar pills (placebo pills, bleeding week pills). These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Tri-Linyah uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.035mg) and progestin (Norgestimate 0.18/0.215/.25mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Tri-Linyah.
Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
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Some women may experience weight gain when taking Tri-Linyah 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).
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Tri-Linyah. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Tri-Linyah to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up with your health provider. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, many seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
Every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergy, including Tri-Linyah. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness. A severe allergy would be: trouble breathing, and swollen lips, throat, or tongue and if that happens, you could call 911 or an ambulance ASAP and take an antihistamine while you are waiting for help.
Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors before you get started on Tri-Linyah. This is especially the case if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Tri-Linyah should be available at any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your family doctor about Tri-Linyah or simply crave the privacy, discretion, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept many forms of insurance here at Pandia Health. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Tri-Linyah is quite affordable because it’s a generic brand. You can also save by choosing one of several other Tri-Linyah generics, such as Tri-Sprintec, Tri-Previfem, Tri-Estarylla, or Tri Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol.
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Some women worry that birth control pills like Tri-Linyah can cause long-term fertility issues. This isn’t true. If you want to have a baby soon, just stop the medication and you should return to full fertility within a cycle or two after stopping.