Quote from pumpkin04:Hi! No, Triphasil is not being pulled from the market, however, it is a very popular drug. Generic for ortho tri cyclen so it is possible that the manufacturer is just back ordered. it happens with many drugs all the time. try getting your script transfered to a different pharmacy, they may have some in stock. if not ask your doctor to call in for othro tri cyclen. it is the same thing except it does cost more.
Triphasil is brand drug and is not a generic for Ortho Tricyclen. They're two different drugs and have a different progestin (Triphasil as levonorgestrel and Ortho TriCyclen has norgestimate) at varying dosages. However, Trivora and Tri-Levlen are generics for Triphasil, so that's an option; they're chemically identical to Triphasil.
If Trivora or Tri-Levlen are not available as well, there are many other pills with the same progestin, so you have a few options. Granted, the other pills aren't identical to Triphasil, but you'd probably be able to tolerate them pretty well. Another triphasic pills containing levonorgestrel is Estrostep.
Right now, Wyeth (Triphasil's manufacturer) is saying that the product is just temporarily out of stock, so maybe it will be readily available soon. However, it's not uncommon for prescription drugs to be "temporarily out of stock" and then never reenter the market.
Definately consult with your physician. I'm sure that the back-ordering has affected many other women in the practice, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to the office.