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Tri-Linyah Dosage

When taking Tri-Linyah, the dosage is standard for all women -- take one pill every day, at the same time each day. It is important to take each of the 28 pills in the correct order. Missing pills or taking them incorrectly increases your risk for an unintentional pregnancy. In some cases, you may need to use a backup method of contraception for a week.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Tri-Linyah

Tri-Linyah® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen®. There is only one standard dose of Tri-Linyah. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although Tri-Linyah is quite effective when taken as directed, taking it incorrectly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
 

Tri-Linyah Dosing Guidelines

It is important to have a basic understanding of how a package of Tri-Linyah pills is set up. The first 21 tablets of each pack contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
 
You may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is not an actual period; keep taking Tri-Linyah as usual.
 
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, start a new one the next day. Do not let any days go by between packs; this may take a little planning, as you will need to have a new pack on hand.
 
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