Tri-Sprintec is an oral contraceptive that is also commonly used for treating acne. It works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the endometrium and cervical mucus. The packs, which are available by prescription, contain 28 tablets that must be taken in order. Common side effects of this form of birth control include breakthrough bleeding or spotting, nausea, and headaches.
Tri-Sprintec® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (technically known as an oral contraceptive). It is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen®. In addition to its use for birth control, Tri-Sprintec is approved to treat acne.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Tri-Sprintec. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people 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. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Tri-Sprintec include but are not limited to:
- Breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breast tenderness
(Click Tri-Sprintec Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)