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Sprintec Review Summary

6.7/10 Average Rating

332 Ratings with 344 User Reviews

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"I started this medication about a week ago and hate it. My mood changed drastically and this past weekend found myself very depressed and having severe anxiety!! I also have a thyroid condition and this does not mix well at all. I am stopping this today. Did not work for me at all."

   
2.0

ALR3456 August 24, 2015

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"This drug should NOT be allowed on the market. Severe anxiety, horrible depression and loss of appetite. 1st month was ok, however the second month was horrible. It has made me question the happiest I have ever been. My doctor had to prescribe anxiety medicine to help me get through the work week. Thank god it takes the depression away as well. Awful awful drug!"

   
1.0

Anonymous August 23, 2015

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"This pill HAS worked for me very well very satisfied ! Been on it for 8 months controlled acne ( on my back) periods are normal. Cramping hmmm they hurt a lot worse though only that"

   
10

Mariilyyn August 21, 2015

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"I was on Sprintec for over 2 years, and I was satisfied with it. I changed over from Yaz after I started having breakthrough bleeding on a regular basis. It stopped the breakthrough bleeding, plus my periods were only about 3-4 days long, with the heavier days being very mild. No cramping. My face would break out a little with my cycle, but it was manageable. I did have some mood fluctuations as well with my cycle. Of note, when I went to have an IUD placed due to the inability to take my pill on time every day, we did find incidentally during the routine ultrasound to place the IUD that I had a large ovarian cyst. Estrogen is supposed to suppress these cysts, so this might be of interest to someone looking at Sprintec to help with cysts."

   
8.0

dressagerdr (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 21, 2015

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"I have been on this bc for 2 months now and nothing but great things. Period is normal. No side effects. Weight loss and life is good. I mean I've never taken a pill. I've always had an IUD but this has been great and I would never go back."

   
10

Lovestruk7 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2015

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"Went on sprintec after the birth of my daughter in December 2014. Was on it until now August 2015. It was good preventing pregnancy and made my periods lighter and lost all of my baby weight and 15 extra pounds with it. I was 134 before getting pregnant and now I'm 119. But it magnified my depression and anxiety causing me to have panic attacks never had that before this pill and made my libido with my husband of 2 years go down the tubes even made my relationship with him bad. And TMI - it made me have really bad constipation. I don't care for this drug at all, I think I may just go off it altogether. I've been off it for a week and feel much better."

   
4.0

Nikkidoll August 20, 2015

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"I've been on Sprintec for about a year and a half now and it's honestly the best birth control there is. I've had no negative side affects, all have been positive results. It works like it should, & has cleared my acne up incredibly."

   
10

Layne99 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 19, 2015

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"I've only been on this for about a month and a half and the first month wasn't bad at all, my period was light and the only side effect was mild nausea. The second month however, total disaster. I'm not sure if it's me - because I get really motion sick very easily, but I'm pretty sure this pill is giving me really bad vertigo, I'm so light- headed, I'm constantly on the verge of puking, all I want to do is lay still and not move a muscle. Maybe I'm just evening out the hormones or something but if this is how it's always going to be I'm not sure I can handle it any longer. I'm finishing the second pack but I think after that I'm moving on."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 17, 2015

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"I'm 22, normal weight, healthy. I was nauseous and broke out for the first week. My boobs were basically always tender, but they also swelled (I'm like an A cup, so I saw that as a plus). I have always been an easy-cryer, and it did intensify that. I've always had a low libido so I don't think changed MUCH (although my libido went way up after getting off of Sprintec). I was sad to have to get off it because I had such minor side effects, but the issue I had was bleeding for 7 months. It was light- I went through about 2 panty liners per day and didn't need to sleep in anything- until the last week when I got fed up. I bled so much that I was blacking out and feeling sick. I stopped cold turkey and got headaches but the bleeding is over!!!"

   
7.0

Jilly1993 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 17, 2015

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"The first month on Sprintec was really difficult to get through. I was extremely emotional with bloating and mood swings. After the third month things got a lot easier. My breakouts have decreased a ton besides a few before my period. Period is a lot shorter than it ever used to be which is great! Unfortunately this made my cramps worse the week before my period but other than that it's been great!"

   
8.0

Akp232313 August 16, 2015

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"I've be on this BC for 3 weeks now iv been spotting for about a week now I start the white pills tomorrow a little nausea after taking the pill but I'm sure it's because of empty stomach but other then that no other problems"

   
7.0

Natasha935 (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2015

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"I started taking this medicine for its obvious indication as birth control, but also wanted to get on it for it's anti-androgenic properties. I've noticed crazy mood swings; I've had several anxiety attacks, and depression that has become out of control. I haven't really noticed a decrease in acne (although I never suffered from it to begin with, I still have the occasional couple zits on my chin). However, I have noticed a decrease in speed of growth of unwanted facial hair. Decreased sex drive, nausea, and weight loss are also a side effect I have experienced. I am just now getting over the nausea. Also--I had breakthrough bleeding for about 2 1/2 weeks. I'm going to try it a couple more months to see if I regulate the hormones better."

   
5.0

lwyn (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2015

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"Mood swings and depression. Suicidal thoughts... Not good. Does its job with regulating periods, but the side effects are terrible. Have been on it for 2 years and was just off of it for a month. Now I'm back to my normal self. Glad to know Im not going crazy, it's just the pill making me like that. Definitely going to switch."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 9, 2015

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"This birth control is the worst I've taken. Every time I start a new pack it feels like I'm getting food poisoning. The last 3 months it has made me so sick. I've been on it for almost 3 years now and at first it would barely make me nauseous every once in a while but now I've just been on it too long I guess. It just gets worse and worse. The mood swings are ridiculous too! I wouldn't recommend anyone this birth control! Not to mention I was on my period for over a month when I started taking it."

   
1.0

Alxxx August 9, 2015

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"When I first started Sprintec, I bled for three weeks straight. My periods got ridiculously heavier (every day was a heavy day and they lasted a week). I also got sick on the first day of my period like clockwork, essentially being confined to the bathroom on that day. Additionally, I started to have anxiety attacks about three times a week and had extreme depression with suicidal thoughts. I started losing it over nothing. I pushed my fiance away because I found him repelling and called off our wedding. Within about a week of throwing away these pills I was finally back to "normal" and had to pick up the pieces left in my wake. This drug ruined my life!"

   
1.0

Hummingbird912 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015

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"I just recently started on sprintec and I've been nauseous and feeling like I'm gaining weight and have an itchy crotch"

Novembermom4 August 3, 2015

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"Please stay away from this birth control!!! It is absolutely horrible! It caused me severe depression, anxiety, bloating, and mood swings. I was previously on Yasmin with NO problems, my doctor just isn't prescribing it anymore because of the rare side effects. I gave Sprintec a try for 2 weeks, and just threw it in the trash, after 24 hours of not taking it I finally am starting to feel back to my calm, rational self again. Can't believe this is on the market!"

   
1.0

ckp (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2015

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"I started taking the pill about 4 years ago, the first year it was not the best, my period was irregular but after that no problems! i didn't gain weight, no mood problems or pain during my period. it has work for me! but every body is different!"

   
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Vv17 July 15, 2015

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"This drug was absolutely horrible. It made me not be able to breathe and I had to be rushed to the ER. All the doctors told me they didn't think it was the pill but I went off of it and all the breathing troubles stopped. I do not recommend this pill because it made my sister sick as well."

   
1.0

Anonymous July 9, 2015

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"I've been on sprintec for three months now. It has made me lose my appetite almost completely. I find myself eating once a day if that because nothing sounds or looks good. I have lost 15 pounds since I started it which is okay unless I keep losing weight. I have no mood swings or cramps and my period is predictable and comes on the same day each month. However, my face broke out insanely the second month and is just now clearing up and I bled/spotted for almost a whole month the second month."

   
8.0

Anonymoussssssss July 8, 2015

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"I started to take Spintec about 3 years ago. I did not have any side effects. Prior to taking Sprintec, I had HORRIBLE periods: heavy cramping, heavy flow, etc. Sprintec reduced my cramping and heavy flow. I workout about 5 times a week so I didn't notice any weight gain. However, for almost 6 months, I stopped taking it because my prescription ran out and I had to go see my doctor. I also was not sexually active for those 6 months so I did not feel the need to be on it. I just started taking it again. I recommend Sprintec to every woman who wants a cheap, effective form of birth control. Just be aware that every body is different. Find what works for you."

   
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MercuryHG July 7, 2015

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"I've been on this certain kind of BC for about 3 months now. The pill does its job, by I constantly feel sick to my stomach and have absolutely no appetite. I have to make myself eat during the day. Everyone's body adjusts differently, but I wouldn't recommend."

   
2.0

KB2016 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2015

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"this is my first birth control method I used and I've been on it for 5 months now. it's work perfect, periods are like and I barely get cramps. I did gain weight from this but that was the point of me getting on it other than for my period. I definitely recommend it"

   
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dawg c June 25, 2015

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"I'm twenty-five-years old and still suffer from mild, cystic acne. I did my research as far as using a contraceptive to combat acne goes and found that using a monophasic pill (which keeps your hormone levels at an even keel throughout the month), such as Sprintec, can sometimes be the best choice for young women. I've been on this birth control for about three months. It has cleared my skin like no other birth control pill I've used before. Another positive side effect as a result of taking Sprintec has been my breasts. I've gone up an entire cup size, with very little weight gain elsewhere. Cons: nausea. If I don't take the pill around the same time every day, and/or I take it on an empty stomach, this stuff makes me nauseous."

   
8.0

MichelleCaroline (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2015

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"I have taken Sprintec for over a year now. Biggest side affect i had was with my hair and nails. For this first month I thought I might loose all my hair, but it just got a lot thinner, which is ok for me because I had really thick hair. My nails became softer and have very small ridges. They tear easy now, but the debilitating cramping has completed subsided which is why I take the pills. No weight gain, nausea or mood changes for me."

   
10

ta605438 June 15, 2015

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