Precautions and Warnings With Sprintec

Talk to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with Sprintec to help ensure that this form of birth control is right for you. Before using Sprintec, let your healthcare provider know if you have high blood pressure, liver disease, or high cholesterol. Certain women should avoid taking Sprintec, including those with heart disease, a history of breast cancer, or who may be pregnant.

Sprintec: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Sprintec® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that is a generic version of Ortho-Cyclen®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Sprintec if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (or suspect that you may be pregnant)
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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