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User Reviews for Tri-Lo-Sprintec to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Tri-Lo-Sprintec has an average rating of 2.9 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings for the treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 20% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 75% reported a negative effect.

Tri-Lo-Sprintec Rating Summary

2.9/10 average rating

20 ratings from 21 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tri-Lo-Sprintec

Brit · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 22, 2019

“I started this pill about a month and a half ago after being severely irregular (periods would sometimes be six months apart) and the worst hormonal cystic acne I’ve ever had. My doctor ran some blood tests and found that my hormones were out of whack. Despite the reviews for this pill, I haven’t experienced any side affects. My acne cleared up (FINALLY OMG), my periods are regular and less crampy, etc. I’m making sure to stick to a diet as I saw there is a potential for weight gain, I’ve lost 4 pounds. The only negative things I can say is 1. It made my boobs grow about a cup size and 2. Occasional light headaches. I would still recommend this pill.”

9 / 10
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Tri-Lo Sucks · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 15, 2019

“My dr switched to Tri-Lo-Sprintec because while the first two pills I tried for hormonal acne worked for that I was getting some light spotting. Started this and I literally bled constantly for a month. Like, HORRIBLE bleeding. I didn’t bleed like this after I had my son! I stuck it out and tried a second month and I spotted (pretty heavily) the entire second month. My period was the worst I have ever had in my 41 years of life. I would bleed through super plus tampons in 30 minutes and pass huge blood clots, massive clots the size of mandarin oranges at a minimum. My dr said try one more month so that’s where I’m at now. My period started right back up on day 3 of the pack and I’m bleeding like it’s my period again even though I’m at the end of my first week of the pack. I’m still passing blood clots and I’m anemic as anything. Tri-Lo sucks and I will never take it again. Who cares if my skin is great if I’m bleeding to the point of no blood left in my body and I’ve put on 5 pounds. ”

1 / 10
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Kat May 15, 2019

“When I went on this Tri-Lo-Sprintec pill for acne and painful periods I was nervous. After reading the horrifying reviews and already having taken 2 previous brands of birth control that did not work well for me, I finally tried this. Tri-Lo-Sprintec has been a miracle on My stubborn, ever-present acne finally started to get under control, and I have the best skin I've ever had in my life--no joke. Also, I have less period pain and a lighter flow. I don't use it for birth control so I'm not sure how well it works contraception-wise, but it's been great for acne and periods. I haven't experienced weight gain, headaches, or mood swings. It took my body a couple of weeks to get accustomed to it, but overall it's been wonderful and easy. I'd just like to stress that everyone's different, and each person has a birth control that works for them. No matter what the reviews say, don't be afraid to try--you may be glad you did. If I'd been psyched out by these reviews I never would have had this amazing turnout. I love this pill!”

10 / 10
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Divalove21 · Taken for less than 1 month May 15, 2020

“I was prescribed Tri-Lo-Sprintec to help with my irregular periods when I first took them they seemed to be working a few days later, I started experiencing abdominal cramps, was spotting in-between, and pelvic pain. I took this birth control for two weeks when my stomach pain became severe, along with my pelvic pain and I had to be rushed to the hospital. The hospital made sure I didn't have any cysts on my ovaries or that my stomach pain wasn't related to my appendix, luckily my reproductive organs are in good health and the ER physician suggested I get off Tri-Lo-Sprintec and try something different. I know everyone's body is different when it comes to taking birth control but I won't ever take This brand of birth control again.”

1 / 10
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Abi · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 18, 2019

“I'm 45 and have been on this pill for two months. I'm in perimenopause and my periods have been extremely heavy and lasting more than two weeks. My PMS has also become much worse with severe cramping and mood swings. I went on this pill to lighten and hopefully stop my periods. It hasn't done that. I'm on week two of a heavy painful period. My cramping is still severe. Since starting this pill, I'm nauseous all the time. My anxiety is through the roof and I'm extremely angry all the time. It has not helped me at all. It has made things worse. I have a check up with my doctor next month and I'm going to change pills.”

1 / 10
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Content · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 10, 2019

“After reading the reviews I was afraid to take this pill because I had been on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and it was great, then Trinessa Lo. I stopped taking the pill at all for a few months and was later given Tri-Lo-Sprintec. I’m done with the first month and this is great compared to the Lo Loesterin Fe I had taken previously that gave me the worst side effects. The first night I took tri-lo-sprintec, I woke up super nauseated in the middle of the night, but that was it. The first week I was slightly nauseated throughout the day but taking it at night with food helped and I don’t get nauseated anymore. Upon taking the pill sometimes I do get slightly bloated for a little bit but it goes away. I had crippling anxiety on the other two pills but have found this pill doesn’t give me that at all. I was dealing with post-birth-control acne on my forehead and tri-lo-sprinted cleared it right up within the first week. These reviews scared me half to death but I’m glad I tried it!”

8 / 10
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sky · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 6, 2019

“I was on Trinessa Lo since 2016 and loved it! However in December 2018 I was switched to Tri-Lo-Sprintec since trinessa is sadly being discontinued. I HATE THIS PILL. It is now Feb 2019 and I started randomly spotting and abnormally bleeding 2 weeks before my period and now I’m still spotting the week after. I have a significantly decreased sex drive as well. I would not recommend this pill! I'm going to get it changed ASAP”

2 / 10
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Grace January 3, 2020

“I have the Kyleena IUD, yet still experience awful periods—heavy flow, for 6-7 days with horrible cramps nonstop. I started Tri-Lo-Sprintec as recommended by my doctor, however after 1 month of use, I am OVER IT. I have been constantly nauseous and visibly bloated, experiencing horrible abdominal pain, diarrhea, heavy/sore breasts, and abruptly waking up at 5 am to projectile vomit!! I’m on birth control to prevent pregnancy, not FEEL pregnant!!! SHEESH”

1 / 10
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Mia80 March 6, 2016

“I started taking Ortho almost two decades ago because of my heavy and prolonged bleeding. I have never had any problems, noticeable side-effects, or complications. I only had one period per month and it didn't last more than 7 days. To my surprise, my coverage made me switch to the "new" generic Tri-Lo-Sprintec and the pharmacy assured me it is "exactly the same." It is not. I have never felt so depressed for no reason, anxious, angry, exhausted, disconnected... I don't feel like myself and feel like a crazy-person. I'm having trouble focusing. I also have a weird rash on my chest and experienced sudden weight gain. I hate this pill and it is definitely NOT the same as Ortho. Don't make the same mistake I did!”

1 / 10
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Erin R · Taken for less than 1 month November 6, 2020

“I'm 43 years old & have been on several different birth controls in the past. I have not had to be on them for years as my husband had a vasectomy. I started this pill to help with painful heavy periods at the recommendation of my doctor. On week 3 of my fist pack & have bled more & had worse cramps than before I started. Debilitating pain that has left me unable to even go to work. (I had natural labor twice that was less painful than this.) Needless to say this is the worst BC I have ever been on.”

1 / 10
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Bri June 3, 2019

“Took Tri-Lo-Sprintec for 8ish. months because I had really bad, painful, heavy, inconsistent periods. It definitely helped make them more consistent. When I wasn't on it, my period would start light and the last few days would be heavy. However, when I was on it, it started heavy and ended up light. It helped with the pain, which was really my biggest issue, but each period was still painful and heavy. Skin cleared up after 5 or 6 months of using it, which was a plus. I asked my OBGYN if I could skip the placebo pills and she said if I had an event I could but its not something you can do consistently on these pills because you can have break though bleeding. So I tried it and it was AWFUL, my period was delayed the first few days I didn't take the placebo pills but started and lasted like two weeks. Not only was it long but it was like my periods before birth control: SUPER painful. Overall, its been good to me but I'm not going live in pain anymore so I'm gonna switch.”

8 / 10
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Katez7 September 2, 2017

“I have had bleeding for over a month now and I have never had an abnormal cycle. Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo is the way to go. If it's the "same", why am I experiencing different symptoms? The bigger problem ladies is why can't women choose which birth control pill they want to ingest at a reasonable cost? Why is Ortho now $60 under our plans especially when we are experiencing such horrific side effects. It costs the insurer more in the long run because I now have to call the gyno, go in for a check, an ultrasound etc due to abnormal bleeding versus simply giving us a choice.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous February 3, 2010

“I have been using Tri-Lo for about a week now. It has not helped my constant bleeding, it is only making it worse (from somewhat light to super heavy) and I have not broken out in a rash. I thought it was eczema at first but I don't get outbreaks in the winter. Tomorrow I am calling my GYN to switch to something else.”

1 / 10
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Another Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 17, 2018

“My period has always been light but lasted 7-10 days. The last 3-4 days a pantyliner was all I needed. The last 2 years it's been so much heavier so I went on birth control because if it was going to be heavy, at least I could have the option of skipping it. I began the pill the 1st day of my period and it was just as heavy and lasted 12 days. My next period came 8 days later, just as heavy and lasted 12 days. Next period came in 10 days, was heavier and 28 days later it's finally tapering down again. It's been so heavy that I've bled thru a S+ tampon AND full pad in 2 hours many days in a row. Also, SO many large clots. I know it takes a few months for our bodies to acclimate to a new pill but I just can't wait & hope it doesn't get even worse. The Dr. is switching me to a mono phasic pill & I stopped taking this one 2 weeks ago. Fortunately, this and fatigue are the only side effects I've had & missed weight gain, nausea, headaches & other problems that others have reported.”

1 / 10
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KittyKitty123456 August 22, 2016

“Please avoid Tri Lo Sprintec. I've been on it for one month, and it has cased me to bleed every single day. I also had my period fifteen days after my last cycle (not normal). It's also caused dizziness, nausea at all hours of the day (to the point where it wakes me up in the middle of the night), and fatigue. Please research any birth control before you agree to taking it. Listen to your body when you notice changes after beginning this prescription.”

1 / 10
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Jennax2631 June 24, 2016

“I’ve been on this birth control for about 5-6 months. I switched from Loestrin24 due to mood swings. One thing I hate about this pill compared to Loestrin 24 is that this pill has 7 placebo pills, and Loestrin 24 only had 3 placebos. I had bad side effects as soon as I started taking the pill, but I decided to stick with it in hopes that my body would adjust and things would get better. I am now ending month 5 on this pill and things have only gotten worse. My periods are now 2 and 1/2 weeks long. I start bleeding when I start week 3 of the pack, bleed through that week, the placebo week, and a few days on my new pack. Also I have terrible mood swings, insomnia, no sex drive. Only positive, no acne. I am 21, 5’9”, and 120 lbs for reference”

2 / 10
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Cassedie September 9, 2017

“I was on Ortho Triclen Lo for more than 5 years, but my insurance no longer covers it; therefore my doctor put me on Tri Lo Sprintec since there was no copay. I was only on Sprintec for 2 months and oh boy it was bad! I received cysts, more whiteheads than before, headaches, was extra moody, fatigue and all that negative side effects. The worst were the cramps during my period. It was very painful with heavy bleeding. I couldn't walk because it hurt that bad. Period lasted 5-7 days. I haven't been on Sprintec for 3 months but my period has never been the same since taking it. When I was on Ortho Tricylen Lo, it calmed my acne, shorter and lighter periods, no cramps, no fatigue. It's too bad my insurance doesn't cover Ortho Tricylen Lo :(”

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Stroke while on OCP · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2016

“I had been on Ortho tri-cyclen lo since Sept. of last year (2015), and was relatively fine on it (occasional headaches but that was nothing out of the norm). Once put on generic in March 2016, I began having intense migraines 3-4 times a week, as well as extreme fatigue. I thought it was a side effect of a bad upper respiratory infection I'd had a month prior so I did not seek medical attention. After two months of being on this pill with the intense migraines and fatigue, I had a minor stroke and was hospitalized for days. While I completely understand a small percentage of women are at risk taking birth control, I can't help but be concerned that none of the headaches/fatigue began till I switched to generic.”

1 / 10
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NellyTap June 14, 2016

“I don't know how this stuff is still on the market. My main issue with this pill is the bleeding in between periods. I have never spotted on Amethyst so the full month of bleeding is weird and confusing. If I didn't know my body so well, I wouldn't have known when my menstruation actually began. I asked my doctor to take me off ASAP and put me back on Amethyst. That was is 100% covered anyways.”

1 / 10
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aGreenland May 17, 2017

“This pill does not help with abnormal bleeding. Everything that people have been saying is true. Emotions and bad bleeding is bad. The whole thing is bad”

1 / 10
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Anonymous March 3, 2019

“Starting cycle early, then go off period for a day come back on full force.”

6 / 10
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