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Tri-Sprintec Side Effects

Chest pain, sudden vision changes, and high blood pressure are potentially serious side effects that may occur with Tri-Sprintec. Side effects of the oral contraceptive are generally minor, but if you develop any of these serious side effects, you should seek immediate medical attention. Some of the more common (but usually not dangerous) side effects of Tri-Sprintec include headaches, breakthrough bleeding, and bloating.

An Introduction to Tri-Sprintec Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Tri-Sprintec® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol); however, not every woman who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tri-Sprintec. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Tri-Sprintec side effects with you. Tri-Sprintec is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen®.)
 

Tri-Sprintec Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Tri-Sprintec, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain
 
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before)
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
 
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
 
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