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Tri-Linyah Birth Control Information

Approved for use in women of reproductive age, Tri-Linyah® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a combined oral contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy and treat acne. This generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen® works by stopping ovulation, altering the lining of the uterus, and changing the cervical mucus.
 
Each package of Tri-Linyah contains 28 pills. One pill is taken every day and at the same time each day. Missing doses or taking these pills inconsistently can increase your risk of an unintentional pregnancy. Side effects of this contraceptive include nausea, headaches, and breakthrough bleeding.
 
Because Tri-Linyah may not be the best birth control option for all women, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any medications you are taking. If you have a history of heart disease, blood clots, or depression, you may not be able to safely use this birth control pill.
 
(Click Tri-Linyah for more information on this birth control pill. This full-length article examines this combined oral contraceptive, including details on how it works, dosing instructions, and safety issues.)
 

Tri-Linyah Birth Control Information

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