Sprintec Medication Information

Sprintec® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic birth control pill that is available by prescription only. This medication is a combined oral contraceptive (containing both estrogen and progestin) that prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and altering the endometrium and cervical mucus.
Each pack of Sprintec contains 28 tablets; one tablet is taken per day. Most women are able to take this drug without any problems. However, side effects are possible and may include breast tenderness, headache, and breakthrough bleeding.
This medication is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on what medicines you are taking and your medical history before prescribing this birth control pill. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have depression, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Also, let him or her know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any allergies.
(Click Sprintec for more information on this drug, including how it works, why this medication may not be the best choice in certain situations, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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