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Doctor insights on: Tri Sprintec Weight Gain

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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I just switched from Tri-Sprintec to Minastrin and I have bled so much. Is LoEstrin better than Minastrin? I feel like I've gained weight also...

I just switched from Tri-Sprintec to Minastrin and I have bled so much. Is LoEstrin better than Minastrin? I feel like I've gained weight also...

Hormone Change: Pills contain different levels of estrogen and progestin. Tri-sprintec varies doses during the month. Minastrin is a lower dose pill. Any change takes your body, endometrium time to adjust. Loestrin has several doses, one the same a Minastrin. Minastrin is a day one start pill, important you take it that way. Pills have no calories--not a cause of weight gain. ...Read more

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I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?

I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?

Yes and ??: Tri-sprintec is an oral contraceptive; it should help with regulating the periods, but is not a reliable adjunct for weight loss. The research on ocps says they are 'weight neutral', but they should not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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I'm on tri sprintec birth control and recently started taking c l a supplements for weight loss, will this affect my birth control?

I'm on tri sprintec birth control and recently started taking c l a supplements for weight loss, will this affect my birth control?

Probably not: But who knows what's in the supplement, no matter what it states on the label. By the way, it's a waste of your money and the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat properly amd exercise for the rest of your life. ...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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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sprintec (Definition)

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