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TriNessa is a generic birth control pill that is available by prescription. It is a combined oral contraceptive, containing estrogen and progestin, that prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and endometrium. TriNessa is also approved for the treatment of acne. While most people tolerate this form of birth control well, potential side effects include headache, spotting, and nausea.

What Is TriNessa?

TriNessa® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (technically known as an oral contraceptive). It is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen®.
In addition to its use for birth control, TriNessa is approved to treat acne.
(Click What Is TriNessa Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

TriNessa Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with TriNessa. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches.
(Click Side Effects of TriNessa to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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TriNessa Birth Control Pills

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