TriNovum Tablets

TriNovum Tablets (63 tablets)

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Trinovum is an oral contraceptive. It is a triphasic combined pill. When used correctly, it will provide near 100% protection against pregnancy. Its two active ingredients, norethisterone and ethinylestradiol, prevent ovulation from occurring during the menstrual cycle. Trinovum is 'triphasic' in that it alters the amount of norethisterone in one dose, depending on the week in the cycle. This more closely mimics the natural hormonal cycle, which reduces some of the side effects associated with many other oral contraceptives.

Trinovum can be purchased online from The Independent Pharmacy, following a simple medical questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order on the same working day - if they deem that Trinovum is suitable for you, your order will be with you as soon as the next working day.

Pregnancy occurs when an egg released from the ovaries is fertilised by sperm. In a normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries release one egg each month - this is the process of ovulation. This process is controlled by the female sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen. Trinovum contains two synthetic hormones, norethisterone and ethinylestradiol, which imitate these two natural hormones. They control the levels of each hormone in such a way that prevents an egg from being released. The Pill also makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus, by thickening the fluid that is in the cervix.

During a regular menstrual cycle, the endometrium (the wall of the uterus) builds up in preparation for a fertilised egg. Trinovum reduces the extent of this buildup, making it less likely that a fertilised egg will develop into an embryo. As a further result, periods become lighter. The biphasic course of norethisterone in Trinovum reduces side effects by more closely imitating the natural hormonal cycle.

There are 21 Trinovum pills in a pack. Once you have finished a pack, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

If possible, begin taking Trinovum on the first day of your period. Take one pill at a similar time each day, in the indicated order.

For the first seven days, you will take white tablets which contain 0.5mg norethisterone. For the following seven days, you will take pale peach-coloured tablets which contain 0.75mg norethisterone. For the final seven days you will take peach-coloured tablets which contain 1mg norethisterone.

There are 21 Trinovum pills in a pack. Once you have finished a pack, you will stop taking the pill for seven days. During this time you will have a normal bleed. Once seven days have passed, begin your next cycle of treatment.

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, even if it is nearly time for your next pill. If you have missed one day, you should still be protected from pregnancy. If you miss multiple days, you are advised to use additional contraception for the following seven days.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Trinovum, however if you do they may include:

Anxiety, dizziness, stomach pain, depression, diarrhoea, acne, breast pain or tenderness, back pain, vaginal discharge, irregular periods, muscle spasms

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Trinovum is unsuitable for you if you have:

  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of Trinovum
  • A history of heart attack or stroke
  • A family history of blood clots
  • A blood clotting disorder
  • Breast or liver cancer
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Very high blood pressure
  • Severe migraines
  • Diabetes with secondary problems
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Trinovum is unsuitable for you if you have suffered from any of the following problems while pregnant:

  • Jaundice
  • Pemphigoid gestationis (a rash involving blisters of the hands and feet)
  • Pruritus

Do not use Trinovum while breastfeeding if your child is under six weeks old.

You may be advised not to take Trinovum if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Porphyria
  • Migraines
  • chloasma

Do not use Trinovum if you have breast cancer, or if you have had it before. Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives may slightly increase your chance of developing breast cancer. Once you have stopped using the Pill for at least 10 years, your risk levels will come back down. Women who are elderly and/or overweight are more vulnerable to breast cancer. Take care using Trinovum if a close relative has suffered from breast cancer before. Check your breasts and nipples regularly for any changes or lumps. If you notice anything abnormal, visit your doctor as soon as you can.

You may be more susceptible to blood clots while taking Trinovum, especially during the first year of use. Talk to your GP before having any operation while taking the Pill. You may need to stop using Trinovum in advance of the operation to avoid the increased risk of a blood clot. You are also at a heightened risk of developing a blood clot if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Have a family history of blood clots
  • Do not exercise regularly
  • Have had a miscarriage in the past
  • Have recently given birth

Trinovum may increase your chance of developing cervical cancer. For this reason, you should have regular smear tests while taking the Pill.

If you require any blood test, inform your doctor of which medicines you are taking – Trinovum may alter the results of some blood tests.

The following medicines may impact the effectiveness of Trinovum:

  • Epilepsy medicines (e.g. topiramate, phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • HIV medicines
  • Tuberculosis medicines (e.g. rifabutin, rifampicin)
  • Hepatitis C medicines (e.g. telaprevir, boceprevir)
  • Bosentan
  • Barbiturates
  • Modafinil
  • Griseofulvin
  • Aprepitant or fosaprepitant
  • St John’s Wort
  • Colesevelam
  • Etoricoxib

Trinovum may impact the effectiveness of the following medicines:

  • Ciclosporin
  • Prednisolone
  • Selegiline
  • Theophylline
  • Lamotrigine
  • Tizanidine

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

The active ingredients contained in Trinovum are:

White tablets – 0.5mg norethisterone, 35mcg ethinylestradiol

Pale peach tablets – 0.75mg norethisterone, 35mcg ethinylestradiol

Peach tablets – 1mg norethisterone, 35mcg ethinylestradiol

Trinovum also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Anhydrous lactose, magnesium stearate, pregelatinised starch, FD&C yellow No6 (E110) (for the coloured tablets)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I start taking Trinovum?

    If possible, begin taking Trinovum on the first day of your period. If you begin taking the Pill in the first five days of your cycle, you will be immediately protected from pregnancy. If you begin later in your cycle, you will need to abstain from sex or use alternative contraception for the first seven days of taking Trinovum.

    If you have a menstrual cycle of less than 24 days, you may need to use alternative contraception for your first seven days regardless of when you start.

    If you have just given birth, begin taking Trinovum on day 21 following the birth. If you begin taking the Pill later than this, you will not be immediately protected against another pregnancy.

    Begin taking Trinovum immediately following an abortion or miscarriage. If more than seven days have passed, you will need to use additional contraception for your first seven days of using the Pill.

  • Is Trinovum available for next-day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Trinovum is available for next-day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Trinovum online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Trinovum online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

    All of our contraceptives are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains.

  • How do I buy Trinovum online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Trinovum to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Trinovum online?

    There are many advantages to buying the Pill online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • Wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Trinovum and other contraceptives, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

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