this is my first time being on birth control. My doctor prescribed me ortho tri cylcen for birthcontrol and acne. I got my prescription today and took a pill tonight but realized it was the generic of ortho tri cyclen, tri-sprintec instead. I heard that it doesn't work as well for acne, so i want to go back to the pharmacy and get ortho tricyclen instead. Can i just take the 2nd pill of ortho tri cyclen since i already took the first pill of tri-sprintec or should i start over with the first pill of ortho tricyclen?
Ortho tricyclen and tri-sprintec are 2 different brand names of a same generic medicine. They are both combined three-phasic birth control pills that contain the same active substances - ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate. The only diference is that the first 7 pills of Tri-Sprintec contain less ethinyl estradiol than the first 7 pills from Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
That is not a significant difference so I don't thing you should change the medicine.
Thank you Dr. Nikola. I know that they should be pretty much the same drugs since tri-sprintec is the generic version of ortho tricyclen but i searched up tri-sprintec online and there were soooo many horror stories and bad reviews of tri-sprintec from various users that i got scared.
I don't understand why so many people hate tri-sprintec and love ortho when they're pretty much the same.
Honey...if you look up any birth control, someone will have some horrific story. Generic drugs shouldn't be much, if any, different from the brand. A pharmacist would not give a less effective drug to their patient.
However, I have noticed that sometimes there are tiny differences between generic and name brand drugs. I'd try the tri-sprintec, and don't worry about what you read online, because you'll find horror stories for anything. However, if it's not working, switching to ortho wouldn't cause any problems (because they are, essentially, the same thing). If you're not happy with the tri-sprintec, go ahead and switch whenever you want, and just stick to whatever schedule you started out on. You shouldn't experience any side effects from switching.
All types of birth control pills have similar side effects but not all women feel it in a same way. You can switch Tri-sprintex with Ortho tri-cyclen whenever you want because they are almost the same pills. When you switch the pill-type you shouldn't start the new pack with the first pill but from the pill number that follows the last taken pill from the previous pack. For example if you took 5 pills from the first pack you can continue with the 6th pill from the new pack.
They are the same the only difference is fillers. Which most people don't have problems with. The filler does not make a difference in the active ingredients it is just what makes up the pill. In our pharmacy we fill more of the trisprintec then of the brand, and we fill a lot of it! So don't worry give it a chance it is as effective as the brand! Like said before everyone reacts differently to any kind of medication. As long as you are not having side effects I would continue with it.
I'm on tri-sprintec, and I havent had any problems from it so far, and im only on my 5th pill. But I heard better things about yaz, and im not sure if this pill will help me lose weight. How do I switch to Yaz an can I switch after this pack is finished?