How should I take Trivora?
Trivora, like any other triphasic contraceptive method, is used just as normal monophasic methods: you’ll take 1 pill per day, always at the same time of the day. Therefore, it is not more complicated to take properly than monophasic pills. The groups are separated by colors, so you’ll find a set of 6 blue tablets for the first 6 days (phase 1), 5 white tablets for the next 5 days (phase 2), and 10 pink tablets for the last 10 days (phase 3) of the hormonally active period (21 days). You will also see 7 peach tablets at the end, which do not contain any hormones (inert or placebo tablets), for a total of 28 pills. After you finish the last placebo tablet, you should start over again with the first blue tablet of the next package.
When should I start taking Trivora?
Combined oral contraceptives can be started at any time of your menstrual cycle without causing any damage, but it is recommended that you start them on the first day of your period to assure their immediate efficacy. That means the first pill should be taken on the same day that your bleeding starts.
It is also widely accepted that if you start combined oral contraceptives within the first 5 days since your menstrual bleeding started, protection should be expected immediately, but we recommend that you stick to the first-day-rule. Always ask for your doctor’s opinion on when it is convenient for you to start.
The doses for each phase of the Trivora cycle are already defined and should not be changed or mixed. During the first 6 days (phase 1), each blue tablet contains 0.05 mg of Levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg of Ethinylestradiol. During the next 5 days (phase 2), the white tablets will have 0.075 mg of Levonorgestrel and 0.040 mg of Ethinylestradiol. Finally, during phase 3, comprised of the 10 pink tablets, you will be taking 0.125 mg of Levonorgestrel and 0.030 mg of Ethinylestradiol every day. After finishing this 21-day period, only the 7 placebo tablets will be left in the package.
What is the best time of the day to take Trivora?
Conventionally, it is recommended to take combined oral contraceptive pills after the evening meal or just before bedtime. However, if used properly, Trivora can be taken at any time of the day. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you have to take the pill at the same time every single day. If you vary the time in which you use it, you are putting yourself at risk of getting pregnant.
What happens if you don't take Trivora at the same time every day?
If you forget to take Trivora at your specified time, you should take it as soon as you realize that you missed it. After that, you only have to take the pill the next day at the usual time. Even if you miss it for several hours, you will still be protected against pregnancy. Just make sure you don’t do it too often.
What happens if I forget to take the pill for a whole day?
If you forget to take Trivora for a whole day, the instructions are the same as if you forget to take it at the right time. You should take the pill immediately and then take the next one at the specified time. In this scenario, you will take two pills the same day or even at the same time. Anyhow, you will still be protected against pregnancy and no other contraceptive method needs to be used.
What happens if I forget to take the pill for 2 days in a row?
If you miss 2 active pills in a row, your response should vary depending on which week of the cycle you are on. If it happens during week 1 or week 2 of your package, you will have to take 2 pills as soon as you remember and then 2 pills the day after. Then, you continue taking one pill every day until you finish the package. In this case, you will have to use another form of protection (for example condoms, spermicide, or sponge) for the next 7 days; otherwise, you’ll be putting yourself at risk of getting pregnant.
If this happens during week 3, you should throw out the whole package and start a new one the same day. In this case, you will also need to use another form of protection (condoms, spermicide, or sponge) for the next 7 days or you won’t be protected against pregnancy.
What if I forget to take the pill for 3 days in a row or more?
If you forget to take Trivora for 3 days in a row (or more), you should throw out the whole package and start a new one the same day. In this case, you will also need to use another form of protection (condoms, spermicide, or sponge) for the next 7 days. Always ask your doctor when you are not sure about what to do if you missed some of your pills.
When will Trivora start having an effect
If you start the pill during the first day of your period, Trivora will start protecting you right away. On the other hand, If you decide to start at a different moment, it will be necessary to also use another non-hormonal method for up to 7 days (for example condoms or a spermicide) to keep you totally protected. After these 7 days have passed, you can continue with Trivora alone.