Sprintec (Ortho-Cyclen) Image

Sprintec (Ortho-Cyclen)

Sprintec (Ortho-Cyclen) Image
$15 ($0 with insurance)

Product details

Take control of your sexual and reproductive health with Sprintec. This combination hormone contraceptive is used to prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle. Sprintec can also help regulate periods, treat acne, and decrease risks of ovarian cysts.

Birth control type:
Combination birth control pill

Recommended for:

✓ Treating acne

✓ Reducing painful periods

✓ Lighter, shorter and more regular periods


Price with InsuranceOut-of-Pocket Price
As little as $0 per month for the medicationAs little as $15 per month for the medication


We also charge a $15 medication consultation, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.

Brand name:

Generic versions:
Mono-Linyah, Norgestimate-Ethinyl estradiol, MonoNessa, Estarylla, Previfem, Femynor


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Additional Details

  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Lighter cramps
  • Birth control
  • Daily pill
  • Lighter periods
  • Lessened period side effects
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate
  • Do not take if you regularly smoke or use tobacco.
  • Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Not recommended for women over 35 and women who are overweight.
  • Increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.





  • How Does Sprintec Work?

    Sprintec is a combination progestin and an estrogen, which means the two hormones work together to prevent pregnancy. On this pill, your body will reduce the number of annual ovulations or stop them entirely. The pill will also thin out your uterine wall, leading to lighter periods. Finally, your cervical mucus will thicken, preventing most sperm from reaching the egg to fertilize it.

    Sprintec is most effective when taken every day at the same time each day. Patients taking Sprintec are encouraged to keep the pills in a cool, dry place where they won't get damaged.

  • Is Sprintec Easy to Get?

    Sprintec is currently available in most pharmacies in the United States; however, you need a written prescription by your doctor to receive the medication. This pill is common and fairly affordable, with most health insurance plans covering the cost entirely. If you don't have health insurance or your health insurance doesn't cover Sprintec, we may be able to provide it to you at an affordable cost.

  • What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Sprintec?

    Always tell your doctor about any medication that you are taking or any allergies you have before starting Sprintec. This can prevent life-threatening allergies reactions or severe side effects that could be triggered by a combination of multiple medications. Birth control pills can sometimes cancel out other medications, which is why you want to be clear about your conditions when talking with your doctor.

  • What Are Some Known Side Effects of Sprintec?

    Like all medications, you may experience a few common side effects when taking Sprintec. These are normally mild but can become severe. You may experience bloating, swelling of the feet or ankles, breast tenderness, moodiness, nausea, or weight change.

    There are some signs that you want to look out for when taking Sprintec that could be serious. Seek medical help right away if you experience unexpected heavy bleeding, severe stomach pain, severe headaches, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, dizziness, difficulty breathing or depression.

  • Does Sprintec Help Acne?

    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.

  • Does Sprintec Cause Weight Gain?

    Birth control affects all women differently, and you may notice some weight gain as a result of taking Sprintec. Most women, however, only gain about 10 pounds while on the medication. Talk to your doctor if your weight gain is more significant, as they may recommend a birth control alternative.

  • Important Information

    Sprintec is less effective if you experience nausea or diarrhea shortly after taking it. If you experience gastrointestinal distress, use backup birth control until your stomach issues subside. If your nausea persists or is caused by Sprintec, talk to your doctor about switching birth control.

    Sprintec is not meant for terminating a pregnancy and should not be used by women who are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Sprintec, stop taking the pill and consult your doctor immediately.

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