Identify a pill. Small round blue reads 'WPI' on one side and '526' on the other side.

Not Medical Advice: Blue, round-shape pill with WPI 526 imprint has been identified as Trinessa ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg / norgestimate 0.250 mg.

TriNessa belongs to the drug class contraceptives. Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary).

TriNessa is used in the treatment of acne, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, birth control, ovarian cysts and more. This medication causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining.

According to, TriNessa ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg / norgestimate 0.250 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

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Monday, August 15 2016