I've been taking Trinessa since July of this year, I was just wondering if I am protected once I start my new pack. I just started my new pack on Sunday, and been taking them at 9 P.M. every night, I had sex tonight and my boyfriend came in me once again.. I'm worried if I am I still protected since I've been on it and been taking it on time as directed and have been taking it since July or does it take 2 weeks like the first pack does? I hope this question makes sense.
As long as you have taken them correctly, one pill a day at about the same time of day, then you are protected as soon as you have taken the first seven consecutive days of active pills. After that very first week you are protected 24/7 as long as you are consistent with taking your pills. It is only the first week of the very first pack that you need back up unless you miss pills or you are put on antibiotics. Certain antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of the Pill so it is best to use back up barrier protection, like condoms for the entire time you are on antibiotics and for seven days after you finish them. If you miss pills, you need to take the pill as soon as you remember then use back up until you have taken seven days of active pills. So if you havent missed any pills and havent been on antibiotics then you are protected 98-99.9% against pregnancy, even on the placebo (or "sugar") reminder pills.
- TriNessa Information for Consumers
- TriNessa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of TriNessa (detailed)
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