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Previfem Vs Sprintec
Why am I feeling way moodier all the time after being on sprintec for nine months when before that I was on previfem for 3 years and out of nowhere?
My pharmacy switched me from tri-sprintec to tri-previfem this month. Why would they do that? Should I be concerned?
Because that is: The generic they made a deal with both pills are generic but you may or may not like the new pill as much since it may have different amounts of hormones, I always prescribe brand name pills for my pts, use generics for other meds, my #1 pill is loloestrin by law a brand name has to have 90% of the active drug and most have 98%, a generic only has to have 72% at the least which can cause problems! ...Read more
Prescribed Tri-Sprintec, given Tri-Previfem. I'm nervous because side effects are supposedly worse with Tri-Previfem. Why? I'm concerned for anxiety.
Not really: There are a number of OCP's that contain identical hormones in identical doses that are manufactured by different companies and therefore have different names - but are essentially identical. That is the case with Sprintec and Previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). ...Read more
My cvs has a back order on my birthcontrol, tri-sprintec so they gave me tri-previfem for a month. Is this okay?
Yes: Tri-previfem and tri-sprintec are just different brands that contain the same medicine. You should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more
If you switch from tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) to tri sprintec right after the plecebo week and start the first active pill day 4 of cycle are u still protected?
Yes.: As long as you start the new brand of pills at the usual time, and have had no lapse of birth control pills, you are still protected and do not need a back up birth control method. ...Read more
I used tri sprintec for birth control, today my pharmacy switched me to tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I mostly use it for acne and to regulate my period. Is this going to affect it?
I've been getting off brand of tri cyclen. I was on tri estarylla for 6months now im on tri previfem is that ok?? I'm scared of the side affects.
That is ok: They have kind of same hormones ratio, you should be ok ...Read more
I took my birth controls in the wrong order. I'm currently taking tri-previfem (multiphasic). I took a week 2 pill instead of a week 3. Am I protected?
Yes: As long as you took an "active pill" everyday, your contraceptive method is intact. ...Read more
Not exactly: One of the 2 ingredients has a different dose for each of the first 3 weeks in tri-privifem, but the dose is the same in all 3 weeks for privifem. ...Read more
I notified on a medication interaction site it had a 'low risk' warning for my Elavil (amitriptyline) and tri-previfem. Will this lower the pills effectiveness?
No: The low incidence of interaction shouldn't reduce the effectiveness of either medication ...Read more
Sure: It is ok to take this with vitamins ...Read more
I am on otho tri-cyclen and my doctor has switched me to tri-previfem and told me it is the same thing. Is it?
Yes: Tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) is the generic equivalent of ortho tricylen and should be used the same way. ...Read more
I'm on tri-previfem 28 day. I have taken 4 inactive pills (sun-wed) & got period yesterday. Can I start a new pack to lighten/slow my period?
May not help: It's normal to start your period while you are on the inactive pills. I cannot guarantee that starting a new pack will lighten or slow your current bleeding cycle and thus I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a habit as it just isn't a guarantee. If you wanted to avoid having your period in general you could skip the inactive pills every month altogether. You may have just light spotting. ...Read more
On previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) & missed a pill & took it next day; a couple of days later I took it 3-4 hours after. Is it a missed pill, do I need back up or am I okay?
Probably ok: A few hours late isn't a missed pill, but you are on a generic birth control. It never hurts to use a backup. In fact at your age we see tons of pregnancies on the pill, so why not get your partner in the habit of using a condom. You'll be happy you did that when you can say you've been free of HPV and/or other STDs years down the road. ...Read more
No: But you are a victim of a fraud. If you must take a multivitamin you will derive exactly the same benefit [NONE] from a generic multivitamin at 1/10 the cost. I know I look stupid, but my nutrition comes from normal food. In fact there are thousands of nutrients in food never found in any pill. Don't be a sucker. Eat your vegetables. ...Read more
I'm taking a birth control called Tri-previfem and it makes me mad & sad all the time. Is there a type of birth control that can fix my moods?
I've been on the previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) 2 years+.Period norm lasts 3-4 days and isn't heavy. Last time only lasted 2 days and was very light. Should I be concerned?
You are fine!: One of the benefits of a birth control pill, in addition to preventing pregnancy, is its effect on the duration, heaviness, and discomfort of the menstrual cycle. The pill, over time, will usually make the menses shorter, lighter, and less uncomfortable. Not infrequently, women may actually have no menses - which can be quite desirable and not harmful. Be well. ...Read more
In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I have a 8cm cyst on my left ovary and taking previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) will it go away?
Unlikely: A cyst that size needs to be checked out ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
I am taking 250 mg of ciprofloxacin for a UTI 2x a day. I'm on tri-previfem. Mixed answers about impact of cipro on bcp. Will this affect it?
It may.: Actually than can be true. So speak to your OB ...Read more
Taking melatonin (5 mg), lexapro (10 mg), and birth control pills (previfem) right now and was wondering if any of those things shouldn't be combined?
Drug interactions: That combination sounds fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
On second pill in b/c pack, take tri-previfem and been prescribed to amoxicillin. Was only on the medicine for 1day when I had sex. Pulled out, pregnant?
Can positional vertigo be caused by switching from microgestin to previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? . Switched a week ago and don't know what's going on...
Positional vertigo: True positional vertigo, a sense of spinning for 15-30 seconds provokes by head position change, would not be causes by that change in medication. ...Read more
Is tri-previfem the same as ortho tri-cyclen? My doctor has switched me to the generic kind and I am scared.
Generic equvalent: Tri-previfiem is the generic equivalent of ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and should function in an identical manner. ...Read more
What to do if I'm in the second week of my birth control (tri previfem). If I stop taking the birth control now, will my period come this week?
Also does hydrocodone effect my birth control? I had only been on the medication for a day when k had sex but now I'm scared I'm on tri-previfem
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