Tri-Sprintec

prevents pregnancy. Many medications, including some antibiotics and supplements, can cause Tri-Sprintec to not work. Ask your pharmacist or doctor before taking any other medications.

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Tri-Sprintec Overview

Reviewed: July 31, 2015
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Tri-Sprintec is a prescription birth control medication used to prevent pregnancy. Tri-Sprintec is also used to treat moderate acne in females 15 years of age and older, who have no known history of allergies or problems taking birth control pills, and have started their period. Tri-Sprintec should only be used to treat acne in women who want to take birth control pills to prevent pregnancy.

Tri-Sprintec contains two hormones, norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol, which belong to a group of drugs called hormonal contraceptives. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and by altering cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to prevent sperm from entering. 

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, with or without food.

Common side effects of Tri-Sprintec include nausea, breast tenderness, and vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods. 

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