What is Trigoa?
Trigoa is a combination birth control pill that contains two female hormones: levonorgestrel, a progestin, and ethinyl estradiol, an oestrogen. These two hormones are closely linked to a woman’s fertility cycle. Trigoa prevents ovulation and changes the composition of the uterine and cervical lining, thereby making it more difficult for sperm cells to travel into the uterus and virtually impossible for the fertilised egg to nestle. If used correctly, Trigoa is highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
What is it used for?
Trigoa is a birth control pill, which means it is used to prevent pregnancy. However, it can also be used to alleviate menstrual symptoms, such as heavy bleeding and menstrual cramps, and to postpone menstruation.
How to use Trigoa
As a contraceptive, Trigoa is only effective when taken daily at a specific time. If you have forgotten to take your Trigoa pill, do so as soon as you remember. If you take the missed dose up to 12 hours late you are still protected. If more than 12 hours have passed since you forgot to take your pill, you may not be safe. In such case, you should use additional contraceptives such as a condom to prevent getting pregnant.
Trigoa comes in blister strips marked with the day of the week next to each tablet. Each strip contains 21 pills. Take one pill each day for 21 days. This three-week period is followed by a pill-free week, during which you will get your period. However, this period may be lighter and shorter than usual. After seven pill-free days, start a new pack of Trigoa pills. See package leaflet for more information on the use of Trigoa.
Trigoa generally has few side effects, but in some cases it has been reported to cause:
- Feelings of depression, irritability
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, stomach ache)
- Sensitive breasts
Do not use Trigoa if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Trigoa does not affect your reaction time or impair your ability to drive safely.
There are no known interactions between alcohol or specific foods and Trigoa.