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Difference Between Tri Sprintec Vs Sprintec
Birth control: Sprintec has the same level of hormone throughout the entire 3 weeks of active pills (this is called monophasic), whereasTri-Sprintec has 3 different levels of hormones over the 3 weeks of active tablets (this is called triphasic). Everyone reacts differently to these types of birth control pills. Both are very effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as prescribed. ...Read more
I have been on tri sprintec for 2 years now? Recently I have not been taking them at the same time maybe an hour difference? Will that affect it?
Birth Control Pills: Taking your pills within an hour of the same time everyday will not make any difference in their effectiveness. ...Read more
I take tri-sprintec and I'm getting really bad mood swings and physical symptoms. I used to be on ortho lo and no issues. What's the difference?
Help!on tri-sprintec, take at different times each day 2-3 hrs differsnce. Will it still be effective if condom broke? Is safe use next choice w/ b/c?
Little interaction: As far as I know, there is little interaction between these two. It should be ok to use them together. ...Read more
Is it safe to take tri-sprintec and next choice? What are risks? Do i need take next choice if i don't take b/c at same time daily?Worried please help
Contraception: 1. An emergency contraceptive like Next Choice can be taken if an oral contraceptive like tri-sprintec is used (inconsistently or for less than a month). 2, you don't need to take an emergency contraceptive if you have not missed daily pills (not taking at same time does not mean that you are not consistent). 3. There are risks with any medications - you can look up respective meds at drugs.Com. ...Read more
Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more
1 week: Switching brands of pills should not change your cycle. Your period should be the same as usual. Just start the new brand on schedule. ...Read more
One week: I assume you mean for contraception. There are other reasons to take a birth control pill, but they work to prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. It takes about one week to reliably prevent ovulation or to avoid pregnancy from recent ovulation. If you want to be more sure of prevention start the pill with a menstrual cycle and it is reliable as your cycle is ending. ...Read more
Tri-sprintec: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/tri-sprintec-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It shouldn't be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
I had unprotected sex on day 7 of taking Tri-Sprintec. I took another pill right after. Do I need to take more to use in place of a Plan B pill?
Missing data: If you are new to the pill, many docs suggest you use backup BC until your system is accustomed to that pill or 1 month. Some drug companies suggest they are effective within a week, but I tend to be cautious when the issue is so important. If you have been on that pill for months there is no need for additional measures. ...Read more
Yes: Sprintec uses a combination of Norgestimate and Ethynyl Estradiol and is effective contraception. It is a "third generation" pill using a newer progesterone that some woman tolerate better than the older-generation progesterones. Some studies have shown a slight increase in thromboembolic events with third-gen pills. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: You can, typically take 4 active pills and then another 4 active pills 12 hours later. Better is to pick up an over the counter plan b. Side effects are less and you'll likely feel better. Efficacy slightly higher too. ...Read more
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