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Doctor insights on: How Effective Is Tri Sprintec For Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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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?

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?

If you have been: On the tri-sprintec for at least one month consistently (once a day) then you should not require an emergency contraceptive. Women who take oral contraceptives (ie inconsistent use) can use next choice. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens when you take tri-sprintec irregularly and it ceases to be effective?

Tri-sprintec: It is not effective during the time frame that it is irregularly used and back up protection should be used at that time. ...Read more

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Any insights on how long it takes for tri-sprintec to actually become effective?

Any insights on how long it takes for tri-sprintec to actually become effective?

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

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I started sprintec two weeks ago and I started get very bad acne on my chin, will this fade when my body gets used to the new birth control?

I started sprintec two weeks ago and I started get very bad acne on my chin, will this fade when my body gets used to the new birth control?

Hopefully: Skin changes, especially acne are common with oral contraceptives. Even ones that are less likely can do so. While such problems can fade with time, if you had a dramatic response so quickly, it is likely that your body may continue to have eruptions. You may need to consider looking at options with your physician. ...Read more

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I am on Sprintec birth control to help with my acne. I dont want to be on any kind of birth control though. How can I get off it without breaking out?

I am on Sprintec birth control to help with my acne. I dont want to be on any kind of birth control though. How can I get off it without breaking out?

See dermatologist: If the birth control pills are controlling your acne then you will probably break out when you stop them. See a dermatologist for advice about what to try so that you can stop the pills and not break out. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sprintec (Definition)

Ethinyl Estradiol and norgestimate a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ...Read more