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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

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Is it okay to take tri-sprintec and nortriptyline 40mg together?

Little interaction: As far as I know, there is little interaction between these two. It should be ok to use them together. ...Read more

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Im on tri-sprintec i been on it for 4 months now, i'm on my 3rd week & getting cramps more than regularly is it normal? I always take it right.

Im on tri-sprintec i been on it for 4 months now, i'm on my 3rd week & getting cramps more than regularly is it normal? I always take it right.

Doctor can evaluate: Four months is long enough to decide if a brand of birth control pill is helpful or bothersome. The doctor can evaluate to see if a different one can be tried. Tri-sprintec is an oral contraceptive manufactured by teva pharmaceuticals. This is the generic for the brand name ortho tri-cyclen. The "tri" in the name refers to the three different levels of hormones included in the pills' 28-day cycle. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tri-sprintec and next choice? What are risks? Do i need take next choice if i don't take b/c at same time daily?Worried please help

Is it safe to take tri-sprintec and next choice? What are risks? Do i need take next choice if i don't take b/c at same time daily?Worried please help

Contraception: 1. An emergency contraceptive like Next Choice can be taken if an oral contraceptive like tri-sprintec is used (inconsistently or for less than a month). 2, you don't need to take an emergency contraceptive if you have not missed daily pills (not taking at same time does not mean that you are not consistent). 3. There are risks with any medications - you can look up respective meds at drugs.Com. ...Read more

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Just started tri-sprintec. Completed 2 full weeks and am on my 2nd day of the 3rd wk. Started brown discharge started on 4/2 and still coming. Normal?

Just started tri-sprintec. Completed 2 full weeks and am on my 2nd day of the 3rd wk. Started brown discharge started on 4/2 and still coming. Normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Just continue taking. ...Read more

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How can I skip my period while on tri-sprintec?

How can I skip my period while on tri-sprintec?

Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more

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How effectively does tri-sprintec work?

How effectively does tri-sprintec work?

As well as its taken: Like any other oral contraceptive, it needs to be taken every day about the same time each day, and then it will work well to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long do u bleed for after switching from tri-sprintec to just sprintec?

How long do u bleed for after switching from tri-sprintec to just sprintec?

1 week: Switching brands of pills should not change your cycle. Your period should be the same as usual. Just start the new brand on schedule. ...Read more

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Any insights on how long it takes for tri-sprintec to actually become effective?

Any insights on how long it takes for tri-sprintec to actually become effective?

One week: I assume you mean for contraception. There are other reasons to take a birth control pill, but they work to prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. It takes about one week to reliably prevent ovulation or to avoid pregnancy from recent ovulation. If you want to be more sure of prevention start the pill with a menstrual cycle and it is reliable as your cycle is ending. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Sprintec (Definition)

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