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Tri-Linyah is a combination birth control tablet that contains the hormones progestin and estrogen. Tri-Linyah prevents pregnancy by interrupting ovulation and interfering with fertilization. Tri-Linyah thickens cervical mucus to inhibit the progress of sperm to the uterus while changing the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. A fertilized egg that doesn’t attach to the uterine wall is passed from the body.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Tri-Linyah at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Tri-Sprintec for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance. To learn more about getting birth control from Nurx, click here.
- How Is Tri-Linyah used?
Tri-Linyah is triphasic contraception, which means the oral tablets contain varying doses of hormones throughout the month. It is essential to take Tri-Linyah at the same time every day and in the correct order. Tri-Linyah tablets are color-coded and stamped to identify their order throughout the cycle. Seven inert pills allow your period to take place and keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day. Because Tri-Linyah contains a hormone combination, it may be used to effectively treat mild to moderate acne.
- Is Tri-Linyah Easy to Get?
Tri-Linyah is a prescription medication available at most pharmacies. Tri-Linyah may be covered by health insurance — check with your provider to see if your medication is covered.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Tri-Linyah?
Talk to your doctor if you have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or if you are overweight. Let your doctor know about any risks of blood clots or a history of blood clotting disorders. Women over the age of 35 who smoke are cautioned against using hormonal birth control.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking since over-the-counter medications and supplements can interfere with the effectiveness of Tri-Linyah. Although allergic reactions are rare, seek medical attention if you experience allergy symptoms like shortness of breath, hives, rash, or swelling of the neck and throat. Tri-Linyah may interfere with medications for the treatment of HIV and does not protect against sexually transmitted disease.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
When taking oral contraceptives containing multiple hormones there is some chance for side effects. Most effects are fairly common and subside after you've used the medication for a while. Common side effects include nausea, headache, bloating, and breast tenderness. There may be some instances of fluid retention or weight fluctuations, which are also pretty common.
Although uncommon, serious side effects can include mood changes, lumps in the breast, or sudden heavy bleeding. Talk to your physician right away if you experience any uncommon issues.
- Can I Take Tri-Linyah With Other Medications?
Tri-Linyah may interfere with medications for hepatitis C and HIV. Some cancer treatments or medications may also interfere with Tri-Linyah. Tell your doctor about the medications you are taking to determine if Tri-Linyah is right for you. Combination oral contraceptives have been known to interfere with laboratory tests and results, so alert physicians to your use of oral contraceptives before lab tests.
- Can I Breastfeed While Taking Tri-Linyah?
While it has not been established that combination oral contraceptives can be harmful to baby, keep in mind that this medication will still be introduced into breast milk, however small. It may be best to consider a different form of contraception while breastfeeding in order to play it safe and for the health and safety of your child.
- Can Tri-Linyah Cause Hair Loss?
Yes and no. Some pills containing a combination of estrogen and progestin have been found to aggravate hair loss, though it is more commonly seen in hormone injections or implants. If you are at risk for hair loss, consider another form of birth control or try the mini pill to avoid increasing your risk of hair loss.
- How Does Nurx Work?
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