Tri Lo Sprintec is a triphasic combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). Our CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Sophia Yen generally does not recommend triphasics because life is better on monophasics. Watch our video on Triphasics vs. monophasics here. This is also a “low dose” combination oral contraceptive pill. At Pandia Health, we recommend at least 30 mcg of estrogen until you are 30 years old. If you go lower than that, it’s not good for your bones. Read More
Tri Lo Sprintec is super easy to use.
Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day.
Many women find that taking Tri Lo Sprintec before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects.
After taking 21 days of active pills (each week a different color), you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills with no hormones that are there to keep you in the habit of taking your pill every day.
Tri Lo Sprintec uses a blend of two hormones, Norgestimate 0.18/0.215/0.25 mg (progesterone) and Ethinyl Estradiol 0.025 mg (estrogen).
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Tri Lo Sprintec.
Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
Tri Lo 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 doctor about Tri Lo Sprintec or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We have licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept most forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.
Tr Lo -Sprintec 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. Tri-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.
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or Pandia Health Care Advisor before starting on Tri Lo -Sprintec. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Tri Lo -Sprintec to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Tri Lo Sprintec is pretty affordable since it is a generic brand ($21 per pack). You can save money as well by choosing any other Tri Lo Sprintec generic equivalent such as Tri-Lo Estarylla, Tri-Lo-Mili, Tri-Lo Marzia, or Trinessa LO for $0 with insurance or as little as $16/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.
No, Tri Lo Sprintec birth control does not usually stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you should have a withdrawal bleed at some point during the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo/sugar pill week). If you want to skip your period you can try using Tri Lo Sprintec for that. But you might be more successful with a monophasic pill (learn about monophasic vs. triphasic here). Learn more about #PeriodsOptional and how to skip your period here.