Sprintec is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills) that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Sprintec is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more. Read More
Sprintec is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Sprintec before bedtime or just after their evening meal reduces nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of active pills, you’ll switch to seven sugar pills (placebo pills, bleeding week pills). These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Sprintec uses a combination of two hormones estrogen (Ethinyl Estradiol, 0.035mg) and progestin (Norgestimate 0.25mg) to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Sprintec. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
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Sprintec is as effective as any other birth control pill. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).
Sprintec is an combination oral contraceptive pill that blends progesterone and estrogen to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg.
Sprintec should be available at just about any pharmacy in your area. It does require a prescription from a doctor, though. If you’re hesitant to approach your family doctor about Sprintec, or simply crave the privacy, discretion, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We partner with real licensed doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept many forms of insurance here at Pandia Health. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Sprintec is quite affordable since it’s a generic brand. You can also save by choosing one of several other Sprintec generics, such as Estarylla, MonoLinyah, Previfem, Ortho-Cyclen, Norgestimate- Ethinyl Estradiol, Femynor, Mononessa, or Mili. No insurance? No problem! We offer many payment options to fit your needs.
Some women worry about weight gain when taking Sprintec and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.