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Hey guys! I go to Planned Parenthood for my birth control pills because it is so affordable.

Last year, they gave me Orthotriclyn-Lo. Planned Parenthood does not carry this brand anymore because it is too expensive, so they gave me a 13-month supply of Trivora, a generic brand. The nurse told me to start the new pills after my last pack of Ortho - just keep the cycle going.

I know both pills are tri-phase, but will this effect my withdrawl bleed? Maybe move it to a different day? I also read the insert to Trivora and there seems to be much more risk! I am assuming Ortho and Trivora are pretty much the same stuff. Will I be okay?! Are generic brands less effective then a name brand?


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Generics have to be the same inside. The big difference is really the name; the effectiveness doesn't change. It's not supposed to.

So, really, just treat it as if you ARE continuing to take Orthotricyclen-lo. If you do so, it shouldn't cause any chances.

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