Tri-Previfem (Oral)



I have always had problems with migraine headaches and in recent years developed a skin problem as well.  My dermatologist prescribed minocyclene for many months, and this did seem to help some for the acne, but the migraines increased and my vis...
by Amber Moseman in Buffalo, WY, 11/24/2006

just a question

i have been taking bc for about 2 weeks now, andi was just wondering how long in actually took for it to be working and in my body.    
by brittanyy in north carolina, 07/29/2007

one more question

I have one more question, there was one day that i forgot to take it so i took it in themorning, if i take it not on time sometimes will it mess me up?
by BRITTANY, 07/29/2007

Morning after pill

How many Tri-Previfem pills would be equivalent to the morning after pill?
by C, 01/15/2008

Skipping my period

I am going on a scuba-diving trip the week that I am supposed to have my period. I am not on the pill for birth-control, I was originally put on it by my doctor to regulate my period. I am very nervous about bleeding in the water, especially where the...
by Ginny in Andover, MA, 01/14/2008

View All 32 Questions

Tri-Previfem (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Tri-Previfem (Oral)

Tri-Previfem (Oral) Medication Classification


Tri-Previfem (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Tri-Previfem (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Tri-Previfem (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Tri-Previfem (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Tri-Previfem (Oral) Storage

Store Tri-Previfem (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Tri-Previfem (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Tri-Previfem (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Tri-Previfem (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Tri-Previfem (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight