Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Norgestimate (progesterone) [0.18/0.215/0.25mg]
Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [0.035mg]
Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.
Ortho Tri Cyclen (discontinued)
Tri-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.
Tri-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.
If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, Tri-Sprintec medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Heath Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide. Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Tri-Sprintec at special request or another generic equivalent such as: Tri-Estarylla, Tri-Previfem, Tri-Linyah, for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Tri-Sprintec. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well. These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
Some women may experience weight gain when taking Tri-Sprintec and any birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.
As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor or patient care advisor before starting on Tri-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 TriNessa to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up with your health provider. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, many seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
Every medication comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Tri-Sprintec. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching.and dizziness. However if you have, trouble breathing, or swollen lips, throat, or tongue., call 911.
Depending on your medical history, hormone-based birth control may not be for you. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your physician or one of our helpful patient care advisors before you get started on Tri-Sprintec. This is especially true if you’ve health problems such as cancer, heart disease, blood clots, uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Tri-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-Sprintec, or simply prefer the privacy, convenience, and ease of the internet, give Pandia Health a try. We partner with experienced, licensed, birth control passionate doctors in every state we operate in. We also accept almost all forms of private insurance at Pandia Health.
No Insurance? No Problem! We offer many payment options to fit your needs. If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Tri-Sprintec is quite affordable because it’s a generic brand. You can also save by choosing one of several other Tri-Sprintec generics, such as Trinessa, Tri-Estarylla, Tri-Previfem, Tri Norgestimate ethinyl estradiol or Tri-Linyah.
Tri-sprintec uses a combination of two hormones, estrogen and progestin, to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen. It’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Tri-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.
Some women worry that birth control pills like Tri-Sprintec can cause long-term fertility issues. This isn’t true. If you want to have a baby soon, just stop the medication and you should return to full fertility within a cycle or two after stopping.
Watch our video by our Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen on birth control and infertility.