no more tri phasil – and sugar on birth control pills?

Posted on December 13, 2006. Filed under: Candida, Politics, randomness, The boy(s), The Dyingness |

I went to get my pill renewed a few weeks ago and, to my surprise they didn’t have any tri phasil.


Now, I’m usually on the ball and get things like this early, but not this time. I needed it that day.

I recalled vaguely reading about this shortage due to some manufacturing problem months ago, in the free 24 hour newspaper that is usually full of errors and misinformation,  but thought I had heard that this had been fixed and they were back in business.

Not in actuality.

Not only has this happened, but no one seems to know what the problem is or when it might be solved (if ever). There doesn’t seem to be reference to this anywhere online (at least no where google can find). So I had to wait while the pharmacist called my doctor and switched me to something that is supposedly the same and is called TriQuilar.

This seemed fine until I got the package of pills.

Now, I don’t know if anyone from Berlex Canada is reading this, but the packaging alone of these pills makes me feel like I’m ingesting something that was concocted in 1972 and will lead to my untimely death. I already feel guilty enough that I’m hurting my body so much with these seemingly innocent pills, do you have to make it seem so apparent.

Secondarily, these pills have sucrose on them! Now, for those of us who can’t have sugar, this is not a good thing. My tongue is already starting to spiral out of control which doesn’t make me overly happy. Is it really necessary to put sugar in these? Come on — what purpose can that possibly serve?

As if not having the pills in stock wasn’t bad enough but I also can’t find any reference to Tri Phasil anywhere online — I mean the official company website. Can you? If so, please let me know. I feel like, since I have no clue why these are back-ordered and not in production, there is some fatal flaw with the product and I will (regardless of the better packaging) die an untimely death.

Okay, so I don’t think I’ll die, but I do think that the information on this shortage or ban or whatever it may be that created back orders (and possibly as a result of women not knowing has also created many unplanned pregnancies) be more forthcoming.

In short:

-TriQuilar — please update your packaging and remove sucrose from your pills
-TriPhasil — please let the world know why your product has disappeared

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