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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Sprintec (Definition)

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


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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.

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.

1% per year: In clinical trials with Sprintec, the pregnancy rate was approximately 1 pregnancy per 100 women per year. You seem to be taking it correctly; however, the rate may be as high as 5% per year in women who don't take it correctly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I always take my pill at 9pm. Does it make a difference that I took it at 8:49pm? Ten minutes early. Sprintec

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

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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

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I was late taking my sprintec bcp by about 2 hours. I was on day 6 of week 2. Is that a problem?

I was late taking my sprintec bcp by about 2 hours.  I was on day 6 of week 2. Is that a problem?

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

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I've been on sprintec for a year and something months. I've always take it at 9pmOnce in a while I take it like 9:20.any chance of preg?

I've been on sprintec for a year and something months. I've always take it at 9pmOnce in a while I take it like 9:20.any chance of preg?

Not likely but: Birth control pills are very effective but not 100 percent. Sometimes medications like antibiotics and other medicines can interfere with them and make them ineffective. Also just being the rare exception happens. If you miss a period or having any other symptoms of pregnancy, see MD. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tri sprintec and sprintec? Im on sprintec.

What's the difference between tri sprintec and sprintec? Im on 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

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Is there a difference between sprintec aNd PREVIFEm?

Is there a difference between sprintec aNd PREVIFEm?

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. ...Read more