Sprintec is often used to treat severe acne, and you may notice that your acne symptoms diminish while you are on the pill. However, not all women will have clearer skin while taking Sprintec, and it should not be your exclusive acne treatment. You should tell your dermatologist that you are taking it.
How long does it take Sprintec to work for acne?
If you take combination birth control pills to improve acne, it may take anywhere from a few weeks to 2 to 3 months before you notice a visible improvement. This is because the hormones need time to get into your system and recalibrate your levels.
What is the best birth control for acne?
The best birth control pill for acne is a combination pill—one that contains both estrogen and progestin. The FDA has approved four such birth control pills for the treatment of acne: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Estrostep Fe, Beyaz, and Yaz.
Does Sprintec 28 cause acne?
Since Sprintec helps regulate hormones, some women may experience fewer hormonal breakouts while taking the pill. If acne is a major concern for you, you might want to consider choosing one of the four brands that are FDA-approved to treat acne: Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
What is Sprintec good for?
This combination hormone medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle.
Does Sprintec make your breasts bigger?
Starting to take the pill can stimulate the breasts to grow. However, any increase in size is typically slight. Within a few months of taking the pill, the breasts generally return to their regular size.
Can Tri Sprintec make acne worse?
“For a few months on Tri-Sprintec, everything was fine, and then my acne got worse, now I have the worst acne of my life. I never even had pustules when I was in high school. Ironically, I clear up during my period, suggesting that the hormones in these did the complete opposite effect of what I had intended.”
How can I stop hormonal acne?
What else can I do to clear hormonal acne?
- Wash your face in the morning and again in the evening.
- Apply no more than a pea-size amount of any acne product. Applying too much can dry out your skin and increase irritation.
- Wear sunscreen every day.
- Use only noncomedogenic products to reduce your risk of clogged pores.
Can birth control make acne worse?
Acne is a potential side effect of all hormonal birth control methods including birth control pills, the patch, the depo-shot, and the NuvaRing can all cause acne or make it worse. However, many people who take birth control report that hormonal birth control methods improve their skin.
Why was Ortho Tri Cyclen discontinued?
It’s important to note that Tri-Lo Sprintec wasn’t pulled due to safety concerns, but rather because of a patent infringement battle between brand manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the generic manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals.
What are the white pills in Sprintec?
Sprintec active tablets are blue (Day 1 to Day 21). Sprintec has white inactive tablets (Day 22 to Day 28).
Does Sprintec affect mood?
It can, however, cause more side effects, like lowered sex drive, acne, bloating, weight gain, and mood swings. Some drug manufacturers produce a low estrogen version of their birth control pill to decrease these side effects.
Can you skip the placebo pills on Sprintec?
Yup, it’s totally fine to skip the non-hormonal pills (aka placebo pills or reminder pills) in your pill pack. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.
Does Sprintec stop periods?
Bleeding between menstrual periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use of Sprintec.
Does Tri Sprintec make you gain weight?
Some women may experience weight gain when taking Tri-Sprintec and any birth control pills. While there’s a chance that the hormones can give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.
What happens if you don’t take Sprintec at the same time every day?
Not only will that consistency increase the effectiveness of the pill, but sticking to a schedule will make it easier to remember to take it at all. If you take the pill every day at the same time, there is a 1% chance you will get pregnant. This chance increases if you miss your pill.