Tri-Norinyl is a birth control pill that uses varying levels of hormones throughout your cycle to prevent pregnancy, a strategy that makes this a triphasic pill. It’s a combination-style pill in that it contains both progestin and estrogen. Our experts are quick to recommend this trusted type of contraceptive for its success at reducing side effects while still doing a top job at preventing pregnancy.
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- Can Tri-Norinyl Affect My Sex Drive?
While any hormone-based birth control pill can affect your libido, studies have shown that women who take triphasic pills (such as Tri-Norinyl) have stronger sex drives and higher levels of satisfaction than women who take monophasic pills that contain the same level of hormones throughout the month. It's just more proof that one size fits all isn't a good birth control strategy for some women.
- Does Tri-Norinyl Cause Weight Gain?
It's a widespread myth that hormone-based birth control causes weight gain. But that's all it is — a myth. There's often an adjustment period when you first start the pill, and water retention and swelling can result. This sort of change isn't a product of actual fat cells. Increased breast size can also be mistaken for weight gain.
- Can Tri-Norinyl Interact With Other Drugs?
Yes, so it's important to discuss anything you take (including herbal supplements, recreational drugs, and over-the-counter meds) with your doctor or one of our friendly advisors before starting Tri-Norinyl. Several drugs can cause bad reactions or cause Tri-Norinyl to become less effective at preventing pregnancy. Meds to especially look out for include those used to treat cancer, HIV, seizures, chronic hepatitis C, narcolepsy, and some fungal infections. Your health care specialist should know what to look for.
- What Are Some Side Effects of Tri-Norinyl?
Side effects are also very unlikely, but possible. Common ones include headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, water retention, bloating, or swelling of the ankles or feet. Period changes may occur, such as irregularity or spotting. Many women, however, notice that their periods are shorter and less painful when on Tri-Norinyl. Serious side effects are extremely rare but have been noted. These include heart problems, blood clotting, high blood pressure, lumps in the breast, yellowing eyes or skin, severe stomach pain, mood changes (such as depression), migraines, confusion, dizziness, weakness on one side of the body, shortness of breath, and slurred speech.
- What Are Some Precautions to Consider When Starting Tri-Norinyl?
Allergies may be a concern, especially to the estrogen in the pills, though allergic reactions to birth control are generally quite rare. Symptoms can include itching, rashes, hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat. You may want to choose a progestin-only pill (also known as a POP or mini-pill) if you have estrogen sensitivity. People who smoke are advised against taking Tri-Norinyl since they have a higher risk of heart disease and other serious side effects — especially if they're over 35. The more you smoke, the higher the risk. Diabetics should be aware that Tri-Norinyl can raise your blood sugar levels. Also, women who are nearsighted or wear contacts may experience vision trouble.
- Is Tri-Norinyl Readily Available?
Yes. It's a tried and true formula that's safe and effective, so pharmacies everywhere usually carry it. Tri-Norinyl does require a prescription, but our professionals can provide one online. We use real doctors in every state we work in. We also accept many types of insurance. If you choose to pay out of pocket, due to privacy concerns or lack of coverage, not to worry — Tri-Norinyl is available in generic form under the names Leena and Aranelle Triphasic.
- How Is Tri-Norinyl Used?
You'll take a daily pill while on Tri-Norinyl. You should choose a time of day that's easy to remember and stick to it. Try not to skip any doses, either. For Tri-Norinyl to stay as effective as possible, consistency is key. Many women choose to take Tri-Norinyl after dinner or at bedtime to cut down on any nausea they might experience. The first seven pills are blue and contain a lower level of progestin. You'll then take nine yellow-green tablets that have increased amounts of the hormone, and finally, you'll have five more blue ones. This eases you into (and out of) your cycle. Both the blue and yellow-green pills contain the same amount of estrogen. Finally, you'll have seven orange pills that are placebos and contain no hormones at all.