so i was on ortho tri cyclen low for one month, and that was my first time being on birth control and then when i went to cvs with the prescription to get another months dose, they gave me a different brand, tri-sprintec? is that okay? and is it the same thing?
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Tri-Sprintec is just the generic brand of OTC-Lo. It has the same amount of active hormones, and should work exactly the same. The only difference is the inactive ingredients, but unles you are allergic or sensitive to one of those, you won't even notice the difference
Inactive ingredients would be anything that isn't a hormone, to really narrow it down. The vehicle base is lactose (the ingredient that binds everything together to make it stick together)
I can't find a full listing of the inactive ingredients in this particular pill, as it is a generic, but you should have gotten some basic info with the pill when you picked it up (You know the booklet that has the week stickers on the back? It would be in there). You could also call your pharmacy, and they could look it up for you.
However, if you have been taking them for a week or so, and have had no problems, then you should be fine.
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