Oral contraception. Hormonal contraceptives for systemic use. Progestogens and estrogens for consistent use.
Composition and form of release
The active ingredients are ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel. Available in tablet form.
Tri-regol is a three-phase oral hormonal contraceptive drug that inhibits ovulation in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Oral contraceptives are not advised to prescribe for hypersensitivity to ethinylestradiol or levonorgestrel, venous or thromboembolic diseases, in particular, with thrombophlebitis associated with smoking, risk of arterial or venous thromboembolism, heart disease, symptoms of blood circulation, diabetes, cerebral artery disease associated with impaired vascular function, severe liver disease, up to its normalization, malignant tumors, vaginal bleeding of unknown origin.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
It is forbidden to use if there is a possibility that a woman is pregnant and during breastfeeding.
Method of administration and dosage
Tri-regol is taken regularly, one tablet per day, starting from the first day of the menstrual cycle for 21 days. The first six days – 1 yellow tablet, then five days – 1 orange tablet, and the last ten days – 1 white tablet. The colors in different packages during the release of different series may differ, therefore, when taking Tri-regol, you should focus primarily not on the color of the pill, but on the arrows, numbers and instructions printed on the back of the blister.
When the course of admission on day 21 is completed, it is necessary to take a break of 7 days, on the second or third day after which bleeding appears, similar to menstruation. A new course of taking Tri-regol is started regardless of whether this bleeding has occurred and how long it lasted. The new course begins on the 8th day after the end of the last pill of the previous course. From this day, a new course is calculated on day 21.
With regular use of Tri-regol, the contraceptive effect continues during this break week.
If a woman wants to stop taking, she should complete a 21-day course, after which, with normal body functioning, ovulation is restored in the first 1-3 months after Tri-Regol is canceled.
The tablets are taken at the same time. If a woman for some reason was unable to take another pill, it should be taken within the next 12 hours. The contraceptive effect will remain.
When taking it, it should be borne in mind that with vomiting and diarrhea, the drug can be excreted from the body and not have its effect. In this cycle, contraceptive action may not occur, therefore additional methods of contraception should be adopted.
Headache, indigestion. In case of a significant overdose, gastric lavage and drug withdrawal are indicated.
Side effects such as otosclerosis, vaginitis, candidiasis, breast swelling, weight gain, mood swings, changes in libido, and gallbladder disease have been reported. Thrombosis, embolism, arterial hypertension, varicose veins disorders, myocardial infarction were rarely recorded. The appearance of acne, erythema nodosum, alopecia, ameroea, dysmenorrhea is possible. A change in the body’s tolerance to glucose is possible.
Storage conditions and periods
Tri-regol can be stored for 2 years at an ambient temperature not higher than + 25 ° С.