Sprintec (Oral)

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Will it mess me up if I've been chewing it rather than swallowing it?

I've been taking sprintec but no one told me how to use it so I've been chewing it. I really would like to know how this will change the effectiveness of the birth control. I really don't want to get pregnant because i was chewing it instead of swallo...
by Elaine, 08/14/2014

weird bleeding

i started taking the pill and after a week on it i started bleeding brownish red colored blood that is gooy but not bad enough to have to wear anything is this normal?
by samantha in alabama, 04/25/2008

How often and when should nausea occure while on Sprintec?

I have been on Sprintec for about 1 week 1/2 and during this time, I have had 3 instances of morning nausea, along w/ headaches afterwards. I believe it is due to the pill because i almost never experience nausea. I take the pill at night about an hou...
by Jernell in Tampa, FL, 01/24/2006

Birth control and hair loss

I'm a first time user and i wanted to know whether or not does this birth control really makes your hair fall out or causes any other problems that are life threathing?
by Kim in Cleveland, 08/23/2006

Mixed Pills

 This past weekend I went on a short vacation and I packed all of my pills together. I am on Sprintec aka ortho cyclen and I took saturday and sundays pills out of the pack and put them in a pill case with my others.  I thought since ev...
by Jenn in Dayton, OH, 09/17/2006

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Sprintec (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Sprintec (Oral)

Sprintec (Oral) Medication Classification


Sprintec (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Sprintec (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Sprintec (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Sprintec (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Sprintec (Oral) Storage

Store Sprintec (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Sprintec (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Sprintec (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Sprintec (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Sprintec (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Sprintec (Oral) Ratings

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Sprintec (Oral)

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Overall Satisfaction: *****


Linda, Greensboro, NC - 07/26/2017

Never had a problem with it!