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Sorry for taking up two posts in a row but this question needed it's own place....

I recently had a prescription called in to the pharamacy and I went to pick it up yesturday. When I got home, I noticed the birthcontrol they gave me was not my regular Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, instead it was Ic Tri-sprintec. But on the pack it also says "substituted for ortho tri-cyclen 28 tablet ort". I've been looking for information about these birth control pills but have not found much about them.
I have read that they are the generic version of Ortho Tri Cyclen but that only confused me. Is there a big difference between OTC and OTC lo? I was on the low hormones not the original. Although I was looking into switching to the regular OTC but I haven't discussed that with my doctor yet since my appointment has been pushed back to January.
Anyone else ever try this type? I did love that it was a lot cheaper (granted I did switch my insurance company). Was it a mistake that they gave me these when I am usually on ortho tri cyclen lo and not regular ortho tri cyclen?

Thank you for listening.

[ 07-17-2006, 03:35 PM: Message edited by: pierceme05 ]

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As far as I know, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo is a newer drug with no generic equivalent at this time. Tri-Sprintec is a generic of Ortho Tri-Cyclen regular.

If you're concerned about the change, you can call the pharmacy and ask about it. There's not too radical of a difference between the two, but if you were doing well on the Lo version, try to sort it out with the pharmacist.

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Check this out, I've been on Tri Sprintec for a few months (about 6). When they first put me on it, I started it on the wrong day and it gave me nausea and y'know, the usual when you're body is trying to adjust because I'd never taken a pill before. But when I re-started taking it, everything went well. I gained a little weight, which is what I figured would happen, but it's a pretty good little pill. I mean, I haven't gotten knocked up yet, but then we use a condom to. So effectiveness-wise, I really don't know what to tell you, Lol.

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Tegan, we always appreciate input into topics, but this thread is almost two months old and has already been answered thoroughly. Please stick to replying in current threads, and only reply if you have something new to add. Thanks!

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