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Is this normal - spotting and stomach cramps from starting birth control pills?

I have been taking the birth control Sprintec for about two months now. The first two weeks I was completely fine, no side effects at all. Then I started light spotting and it has only grown worse from there. I have bled everyday and now it is like my regular period. I also get terrible cramps on and off throughout the day. Is this because I have never taken birth control before? Or should I call and ask to change BC?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com Last updated on Apr 17, 2019.

Official Answer

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You can get irregular bleeding/cycles, spotting for the first three months when you start a new birth control pill. If the irregular cycles continue after three months then please see your doctor. Cramping is a common side effect.

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