Concerned about acne? Some birth control options—including TriNessa—may help acne flare ups. TriNessa is a daily contraceptive pill that uses the hormones estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy. It can also treat acne and reduce period pain. TriNessa should not be used by women over 35 who smoke, or women with a history of breast cancer. Remember, oral contraceptive pills do not protect against STIs (sexually transmitted infections) like herpes and chlamydia—only condoms do that!
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Equivalent medicationsOrtho Tri-Cyclen, Tri-Sprintec, Ethinyl Estradiol-Norgestimate triphasic 35 mcg oral tablet
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