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Went to my gyno today for a pap smear and she switched me from Yasmin to a generic brand of Ortho-Cyclen which is Sprintec. She did this because I told her my periods haven't changed since I started taking the pill so she gave me a higher dose pill.

Since it is the generic version does it mean that it is less effective?

Also, does anyone have any personal experiences with this pill that they could share?

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The generic should be exactly the same as the name brand in terms of effectiveness (and everything else, really).

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I just started sprintec too! I am on my 5th day and it's been going well. I've heard horrible things about generic birth control but it's been good to me.

I was on Ortho tri cyclen LO for about two years, went off for a month, then the pharamacy gave me tri-sprintec. I am not sure why the gave it too me (probably because I was switching insurance companies at the time) but it was A LOT cheaper and hopefully it works just the same.

I have not gone without a condom (being only on my 5th day and all) but my boyfriend has doubts with it being a generic brand but there really should not be a different. Oh well, it's cleaner to use a condom for me [Big Grin] .

Good luck with your pill!

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