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The recommended Triphasil dosage is one tablet daily (taken in order), at the same time each day. You can start the pill either on the first day of your period or on the Sunday after your period starts. As soon as you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. To ensure the effectiveness of Triphasil, dosing instructions must be followed carefully.
There is only one standard dose of Triphasil® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your Triphasil dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Although birth control pills are extremely effective when taken correctly, their effectiveness decreases significantly if you take them incorrectly.
(Triphasil is equivalent to Enpresse®, Levonest™, Myzilra™, and Trivora® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand). The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets contain no active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
Triphasil is a "triphasic" birth control pill, which means that there are three different phases of pills (plus the last phase of the inactive pills). These pills contain different amounts of hormones and must be taken in the correct order. This is why it is important to keep the pills in the original packaging.