Trifeme Tablets 4 x 28
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: levonorgestrel + ethinyloestradiol
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TRIFEME 28 - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Trifeme.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Trifeme against the benefits this medicine
is expected to have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What Trifeme is used for
Trifeme is an oral contraceptive. Oral contraceptives are commonly known as 'the Pill'. Trifeme pills contain two active ingredients
(levonorgestrel and ethinyloestradiol), which can stop you from becoming pregnant if taken correctly. They are similar to hormones
your body normally produces.
Levonorgestrel is a progestogen. It changes the mucus in the vaginal passages, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg.
Levonorgestrel may also change the lining of the womb, making it less likely for a fertilised egg to implant.
Ethinyloestradiol is an estrogen, similar to the estrogen produced in your body in varying amounts during each monthly cycle.
Taking a small amount of ethinyloestradiol every day prevents eggs from growing and being released ready for pregnancy.
Your doctor may have prescribed Trifeme for another reason. In some women, irregular, very painful or heavy periods may lead to
iron loss and anaemia. Trifeme can normalise these periods. There are other benefits from long-term use.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Trifeme has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Trifeme is not addictive.
Trifeme will not protect you from HIV-AIDS or any other sexually transmitted diseases.
Before you take Trifeme
When you must not take it
Do not take Trifeme if:
1. you have an allergy to
levonorgestrel or ethinyloestradiol or any other oral contraceptives
any medicine known as estrogens or progestogens, or
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
other parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing or troubled breathing.
2. you are pregnant or think you are pregnant.
Trifeme may affect your developing baby if you take it during pregnancy.
3. you have or have had any of the medical conditions including:
heart attack or stroke
blood clots in the legs, including the deep veins of your legs
blood clots in the lungs, heart or eyes or other blood clotting disorders
breast cancer or cancer of the lining of the womb, cervix or vagina, or you think you have these conditions
chest pain (angina pectoris)
Taking oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing these conditions.
unexplained abnormal vaginal bleeding
You should not take Trifeme until your doctor has worked out why this bleeding is happening.
If you are not sure whether any of these apply to you, or you are worried by anything in this list, tell your doctor.
Trifeme is not for use in children.
Do not use Trifeme if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
Do not use Trifeme after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.
If you take Trifeme after the expiry date has passed; it may have no effect at all, or worse, have an entirely unexpected effect.
If you are not sure whether you should start using Trifeme, contact your doctor.
Before you take it
You must have a thorough medical check-up, including a Pap smear and urine test.
Tell your doctor if:
1. you have any allergies to:
any other medicines
any other substances, such as food
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Logynon ED Tablets 4 x 28
Triphasil Tablets 4 x 28
Triquilar Ed Tablets 4x28 (Generic drug name Levonorgestrel with Ethinyloestradiol )
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