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Does taking Trigestrel daily lead to excessive weight gain?

Good day I want to know will Trigestrel increase your body weight a lot because I see woman daily that gain a lot of weight and I just want to make sure I also want to know how effective is this pill is it 100% save? Lastly acne problems does it help with acne like other birth control pills or not?
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Trigestrel (Ethinylestradiol & Levonorgestrel), a combination oral contraceptive can cause weight gain. Trigestrel like several other oral contraceptives containing both estrogen and progestin can help reduce acne & are approved by the FDA for the treatment of acne vulgaris. The OC pills decrease the circulation of androgens, which decreases the production of sebum.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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