Generic Name(s): Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate
Drug Class: Contraceptives
Treats: Prevent pregnancy, acne
TriNessa is a drug combination of two hormones progestin and estrogen. TriNessa is used to prevent pregnancy. TriNessa can also be used to control other problems associated with the menstrual cycle. TriNessa works by preventing ovulation. TriNessa also makes vaginal fluid thicker preventing sperm from reaching the egg that can cause pregnancy.
TriNessa (ethinyl estradiol tablets and norgestimate) is a combination of female hormones used a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy and to treat severe acne. This drug causes changes in the uterus lining, making it hard for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. TriNessa also makes the vaginal fluid thicker to help prevent sperms from reaching the egg.
It is available in generic form and has several common side effects which include vomiting, nausea, stomach cramping, headache, vaginal itching, dizziness, bloating, nipple discharge, breast swelling, loss of scalp hair, appetite loss, and decreased sex drive.
TriNessa has a dosage of active tablets administered daily for a full 21 days and seven days of an inactive pack afterwards. It shouldn't be used during pregnancy or by individuals who have recently given birth or have had an abortion or pregnancy loss. You should seek professional medical advice on appropriate birth control methods, and whether it's safe to use birth control methods containing estrogen such as this medication.