Tri-Minulet

Tri-Minulet

A brand name for ETHINYLOESTRADIOL (ethinylestradiol) formulated with a PROGESTOGEN drug GESTODENE as an oral contraceptive.
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There was concern over "third generation" pills such as Femodene, Triadene, Minulet, Tri-minulet, Marvelon and Mercilon a few years ago but doctors have agreed since that the risk of DVT while on the Pill is actually much lower than the risk of getting a clot while pregnant.
Swapping from a monophasic pill to a triphasic pill like Logynon, Trinordiol, BiNovum, Synphase, TriNovum, Triadene or Tri-Minulet.
Schering brought out Femodene in 1987 and Wyeth marketed Minulet in 1988 and Tri-Minulet four years later.
Another company Wyeth is involved through its production of Minulet in 1988 and Tri-Minulet in 1992, while Organon Laboratories faces claims over its products of Marvelon, in 1981, and Mercilon, in 1989.
The litigation, including claims brought on behalf of women who have died, will focus on seven individual cases and involves the pills Femodene, Minulet and Tri-Minulet, Marvelon and Mercilon.
The pills - Femodene by Schering Healthcare, Minulet and Tri-Minulet by Wyeth and Marvelon and Mercilon by Organon - were all introduced in the 1980s or early 1990s.
They said third generation Minulet, Mercilon, Triadene, Tri-minulet, Femodene and Femodene ED are safe for healthy women who don't smoke.
Claims also relate to Femodene, Minulet and Tri-Minulet.
About one and a half million women were advised to switch pills if they were on Femodene, Femodene ED, Minulet, Triadene, Tri-Minulet, Marvelon and Mercilon.