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What medications could react poorly with sprintec birth control?

What medications could react poorly with sprintec birth control?

Antibiotics: Birth control effectiveness can be reduced while on antibiotics. Any medication that can cause nausea (like, all of them!) may be made worse by any birth control pill. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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I took my sprintec birth control 10 minutes early? Does that make a difference? Does it have to be exact same time each day?

I took my sprintec birth control 10 minutes early? Does that make a difference? Does it have to be exact same time each day?

Nope: Nope, there's a margin of error on these types of things ... Should be no problem at all. If keeping a strict schedule works for you, stick with it ... You're doing great! Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm switching from sprintec birth control to camrese. Do I need to use an alternate form of birth control for the first month?

I'm switching from sprintec birth control to camrese. Do I need to use an alternate form of birth control for the first month?

No, not if starting: The Camrese the same day you would normally start Tri-sprintec if you had not changed brands. Both products are birth control pills, but have slightly different formulations. It is always advisable to use alternate protection if you miss pills, and to use condoms for Infection protection. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control. Do i still ovulate?

I'm on sprintec birth control. Do i still ovulate?

Probably not: Generally speaking, if taken perfectly, birth control pills prevent ovulation, but occasionally people have ovulated which may or may not result in pregnancy. If you do not take your pills correctly, you are much more likely to have an ovulation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to skip the white pills on sprintec birth control?

Is it okay to skip the white pills on sprintec birth control?

Sprintec OCs: Yes, but don't make a habit of it. The 7 white pills do not contain hormone; they are "spacers" to allow the estrogen levels to drop and bring on your period. If you miss one or more white pills, throw away those you didn't take and take the remainder before starting on the next regular cycle of white pills. There is no danger beyond the normal fail rate (2-3%) of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What will you feel when you start tri-sprintec birth control?

What will you feel when you start tri-sprintec birth control?

Your dco should: Have gone over this with you, about possible side effects like I do with all of my pts i put on pills, i never use that pill, I do not like generic pills and at your age you should be on the lowest dose pill if possible as it is much safer , my #1 pill is loloestrin- only 10mcg estrogen so less chance blood clot , etc and if u dont want kids anymore i would offer u an in office tubal takes 5 min. ...Read more

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I'm taking sprintec birth control. How long does it take for the pill to dissolve?

I'm taking sprintec birth control. How long does it take for the pill to dissolve?

5 minutes: 5 minutes once you swallow it, but I have no idea why you would ask such a question. Waiting 5 minutes and having sex after taking one pill will not protect you. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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Sprintec (Definition)

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