Birth Control | Oral
Sprintec
Type
Birth Control, Combination Pill, Oral
Possible Benefits
Pregnancy prevention; Increased menstrual regularity, Lighter periods, Less painful periods, reduction of acne, Reduction of male pattern hair growth due to elevated circulating androgens; Decreased menstrual migraines; Decreased lifetime risk of endometrial, ovarian, and colon cancers
Product Type
21 Active + 7 Inactive / Month
Active Ingredients
Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestimate
Not for Specific Populations
Pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks postpartum
History of blood clots
Vascular disease
Migraine with aura
Certain cancers (e.g., breast, liver)
Liver disease
Smoke and are > 35 years of age
Sprintec® (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP) is a combination oral contraceptive containing estrogen and the progestational compound norgestimate. It is prescribed for birth control. Sprintec is a daily hormonal birth control pill for women who want to prevent pregnancy. It can also help to regulate periods. Women will notice lighter and shorter periods while taking Sprintec. Other benefits include less painful cramps and lessened endometriosis-related pain, reduced unwanted hair growth, improved acne, and reduced lifetime risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancers.
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