Trust pills: side effects, risks and benefits

Trust pills: side effects, risks and benefits

Narito ang mga benepisyo at side effects ng pag-inom ng oral contraceptive na Trust pills.

All the essential information about Trust pills as an oral contraceptive.

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What you need to know about Trust pills

Trust pills are one of the cheapest birth control pills used by most Filipinas. Besides the cheap price of P52.75 per pack monthly, it is also one way to not get pregnant. Although, one would need to take this on the same time everyday to ensure it’s effectiveness.

This is a type of combined oral contraceptive that contains estrogen and progestin. These hormones keep the ovaries from releasing eggs. This brings chages to the cervical mucus and lining of the uterus so that the sperm and egg cells won’t meet. Therefore, no fertilisation takes place.

Trust pills are very reliable when it comes to keeping someone from getting pregnant. But the effects wears off easily once one you stop taking these that it could immediately result in pregnancy.

Benefits of Trust pills

Aside from being a contraceptive, the use of Trust pills also gives different benefits to its users. These are:

  • Lowers risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, and benign breast disease.
  • Clears acne
  • Lessens pain from dysmenorrhea
  • Shorter, weaker, and more predictable menstruation
  • Controllable monthly cycle with less hot flashes for those nearing menopause
  • Lessens androgen production brought by polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Reduces heavy menstrual bleeding from uterine fibroids and lessens the risk of iron-deficiency anemia

Some ladies say that they gained weight as a side effect from using Trust pills while others say they only experienced good side effects.

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But aside from the benefits, there are also a few side effects from Trust pills. These are:

Side effects of Trust pills

  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure
  • Bloating
  • Lack of appetite for sex

But these side effects goes away as you continuously take the pills.

Combination birth control pills like Trust gives higher risks of the following conditions:

  • Blood clots on the legs
  • Heart attack & stroke especially for smokers
  • Liver disorders
  • Gallbladder disease

Go to the doctor immediately if you experience the following symptoms after taking the pills:

  • Stomach ache
  • Breast lump
  • Chest pains
  • Depression
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Eye problems like blurred or double vision, or loss of vision
  • Fainting
  • Jaundice
  • Severe mood swings
  • Severe headache
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic skin rash
  • Two missed periods or signs of pregnancy
  • Severe leg pain or swelling

How to take Trust pills

While it’s affordable and affordable in most drugstores, one would need a prescription before buying Trust pills. This would serve as a guide on the proper way to take and the side effects you need to keep an eye for. This is to make sure that it doesn’t just keep you from getting pregnant but to also make sure you remain health.

Proper way to take

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Image from MIMS

A pack of Trust pills have 28 tablets. For first time users, drink pill #1 on the first day of menstruation and continue for 21 days. This is followed by the 7 brown tablets that you would drink everyday.

Generally, bleeding is experienced after taking the third of the 7 brown tablets.

It is essential to take the 7 browntablets because these contains the ferrous fumarate. This is a type of iron supplement that improves hemoglobin content of the blood during monthly periods.

After finishing a pack, start with a new one immediately even if you’re on your period or not. This is to make sure you would not get pregnant.

 What to do if I forgot to drink pills on the proper time?

Like other birth control pills, the protection from pregnancy weakens if the user doesn’t take pills on the regular hour everyday.

The moment you realize that you forgot to take 1, take the missed pill within at least 12 hours from the regular hours of drinking.

In other words, you could drink 2 pills in one day. But, you should go back to drinking on the regular hours immediately.

Always remember that the effectiveness of the pills rely on the proper way of taking it. Most of all, before using these, ask for a check-up or consult with your doctor first for guidance and prescription of the pills.


Source: Mayo Clinic, Watsons, Medical News Today, MIMS
Photo: Healthline

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