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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Norgestimate (progesterone) [0.18/0.215/0.25mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [0.035mg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Tri Estarylla
TriNessa
Tri Linyah
Tri Previfem
Tri Norgestimate ethinyl estradiol

Name Brand

Ortho Tri Cyclen (discontinued)

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New Questions

Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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What is Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol?

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol 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. Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs)IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide. Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you.

How to Use Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol

Norgestimate-Ethinnyl Estradiol it’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of white active pills, you’ll switch to seven peach-colored ones. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to get you in the habit of taking your pill every day. Pandia Health’s expert doctors recommend starting on days 3 to 5 of your period because you will most likely have less spotting on your 1st pack.

Dosage

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol blends progesterone (Norgestimate [0.18/0.215/0.25mg]) and estrogen
(Ethinyl Estradiol [0.035mg]).

Benefits of Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control

  1. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  2. You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk at the bottom of this page
  3. Improves acne.

Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol. 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.

Order Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol at special request or another generic equivalent: Estarylla, Femynor, Mono-Linyah, MonoNessa, Previfem, or Sprintec, for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $16/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

HOW EFFECTIVE IS NORGESTIMATE ETHINYL ESTRADIOL?

Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol is as effective as any other birth control pill. Because of the fewer days on placebo (4 vs 7), it has a lower risk of breakthrough ovulation. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).

WHAT IS NORGESTIMATE?

Norgestimate is a type of progesterone hormone used in combination with another estrogen hormone for birth control medication and menopausal hormone therapy.

WHAT DOES NORGESTIMATE DO?

Norgestimate, when combined with estrogen hormone, 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.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORGESTIMATE AND LEVONORGESTREL?

They are both progesterone hormones. The main difference is that Levonorgestrel has slightly more androgenic (male hormone properties) than Norgestimate.

WILL NORGESTIMATE ETHINYL ESTRADIOL CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

A few women may experience weight gain when taking Norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol and other birth control pills. While there’s a chance that shifts in mood can cause overeating, it’s often water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.