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Trinordiol

Trinordiol tablets are a type of hormonal contraception commonly known as ‘the pill’ or combined oral contraceptive pill. The Trinordiol pill contains two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol (previously spelt ethinyloestradiol in the UK) is a synthetic version of oestrogen, while levonorgestrel is a synthetic form of progesterone.

Trinordiol tablets are a type of hormonal contraception commonly known as ‘the pill’ or combined oral contraceptive pill. The Trinordiol pill contains two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol (previously spelt ethinyloestradiol in the UK) is a synthetic version of oestrogen, while levonorgestrel is a synthetic form of progesterone.

Trinordiol is a triphasic pill, which means that each 21-day pack contains three types of tablets, each with a slightly different dose of hormones. The six light-brown tablets contain 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 50 micrograms of levonorgestrel, the five white tablets contain 40 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 75 micrograms of levonorgestrel, and the 10 ochre tablets contain 30 micrograms of ethinylestradiol and 125 micrograms of levonorgestrel.

Trinordiol tablets must be taken in the order specified on the pack, starting with the light-brown tablet marked ‘1’. One Trinordiol tablet is taken every day for 21 days, and you then have a seven-day break, during which time the levels of the hormones in your blood will drop, which results in a withdrawal bleed that is similar to your normal period. You then start the next pack after the seven pill-free days are up, even if you are still bleeding. The Trinordiol combined pill results in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding, and as such is sometimes prescribed for women who have problems with particularly heavy, painful or irregular periods.

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