Triphasil (28) is a combination of estrogen and progestin pill which is used in the prevention of pregnancy. This type of medication is taken orally in the form of tablets or capsules.

They work by preventing ovulation (the release of the eggs) in a women each month. Triphasil is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy when taken effectively; however it does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases .

Common side effects associated with Triphasil (and other oral contraceptives) include nausea, vomiting, bleeding between menstrual periods, breast tenderness and weight gain. If the side effects persist or appear to be getting worse, contact your doctor for assistance.

This type of medication is also occasionally prescribed by doctors to regulate the menstrual cycle, treat menopausal symptoms and alleviate pain associated with endometriosis .

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