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Brown spotting on active pills week before placebo-sprintec-been on medication for about two years and never an issue before.
Breakthrough bleed: Spotting on oral contraception is not uncommon. Taking the pill the same time every day should help prevent it. Taking the pill at different times can give different hormone levels and lead to spotting. If you also have lower pelvic pain, it may be a uterine infection called metritis that may require oral anabiotics. In general, this is nothing serious. If it persists, seek an M.D. ...Read more
I know certian medications require a person to sit up for 30 minutes after taking it. Is Sprintec (birth control) one of them? If I lay down after tak
Once per day: Birth control pills do not require you to sit up after taking it. ...Read more
Not necessrily: Usually birth control pills do not interact with other types of medications. But people on anti-seizure medications, antibiotics, and certain other drugs can effect how well the birth control pill works. You should discuss the interactions of medications with your personal physician. ...Read more
I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?
I'm taking sprintec birth control. What other medications should I avoid, so it won't make the pill less effective. Such as tylenol (acetaminophen) etc?
Can i take phentermine and thyroid medication at the same time? I am also taking sprintec birth control.
Yes, but: You need to take the thyroid medication if your thyroid level is abnormal. The Phentermine will only affect it if your dose of either is excessive. The phentermine, however, only works for as long as you take it - then you'll begin to gain the weight back unless you've learned how to eat properly - if you have, you don't need the Phentermine in the first place. ...Read more
I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?
Does amoxicillin affect other medications like, Zoloft (sertraline) or tri sprintec birth control? My ear drum ruptured last night and i went to the doctors today and they prescribed amoxicillin to me. I have also been sick with a cough for over a week.
There is no interaction between zoloft (sertraline) and amoxicillin. As far as the sprintec is concerned, there is an on going debate regarding this. Some doctors believe that antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills while others do not. The research is not conclusive. Personally I do not put my paients on a back up method while taking antibiotics but some doctors do.This is up to you and your provider.
Take care. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes, runny nose and sneezing. Any over-the-counter medication I can take that won't interfere with my sprintec birth control pills?
What are some brand names for these generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?
What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?
Hello. I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective?
Drug interaction: person of unknown age gender medical Hx or medication Hx asks: I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective? ANS: i would go to Drugs.com and look up drug interactions. It will depend on how each is metabolized in your body. I would ask the team prescribing them. ...Read more
Lost one blue pill from sprintec 28 of my first week from my second month supply what do I do now?
Continue: with the pill pack as you can. Use added protection next couple of weeks. ...Read more
I always take my pill at 9pm. Does it make a difference that I took it at 8:49pm? Ten minutes early. Sprintec
No it will be ok:
No it will not make any difference.It really does not have to be exact time by clock
8.49 AND 9 PM are almost same time ...Read more
How effective is sprintec? Is taken at the sametime everyday. Once in while I take it like 10 min late. Been on it for a year and months.
I'm on my second week of 28-day Sprintec, but I managed to start this week backwards and have taken 3 pills this way. Should I worry? What do I do?
No, you are fine: As long as the pills are the same color, the order does not matter. You take the first pill for 21 days and the second for 7. THOSE pills you do not want to mix up. ...Read more
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.
Sprintec is a low dose birth control pill. There are however lower dose birth control pills. Sprinted is safe and if you have not had any problems with it in almost 2 years I would suggest you stay on it if you need contraception.
Birth control pill are safe to take until menopause as long as you do not smoke or have any health problems. ...Read more
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
Plan B easier: You can use Sprintec but it causes a lot of nausea and you have to take a lot of pills. You can just take Plan B once and get a better result with less side effects. It is available over the counter. Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
Should be fine.: If you have been on your pills for awhile the risk of failure very very low. You should be protected as long as taking on a daily basis. Taking at the same time is not absolutely essential for protection but it is a good habit to get into so you won't miss any of your pills. Some women feel their bleeding control is best if they take at the same exact time every day. Should be fine. ...Read more
Why do I have a positive clear blue ovulation test while taking sprintec 12 days into my new cycle?
First blame test: While home pregnancy tests are very accurate, everything is fallible, so retest now. If you get a second positive test, call your ob/gyn, as you will need to stop birth control and get evaluated. Helps to mentally review if intercourse / sex play around mid-cycle (=ovulation) last month to determine "how worried" to be about this. Good luck! ...Read more