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    Old 05-04-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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    tri sprintec

    okay i have no insurace but i asked the pharmacy not to give me the generic for ortho tri cyclen, they gave me the generic anyway, i didn't realize it til i got home can i take it back now and tell them i want the name brand? is there i difference. i'm 22 and was never on any form of birth control. my main concern is weight gain considering i just lost 40 lbs. i do not want to gain weight. does anyone know how common it is to gain weight with this brand?

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    Old 05-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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    Re: tri sprintec

    Im on tri sprintec, its fine, generics are the exact same thing as name brand drugs except cheaper, some people say the generic is different or bad but I think that it is all in there head. Very rarely people may react badly to the inactive ingrediants of a generic but not often. I think people who have bad side effects blame it on generics, but it's really just that birth control can be fickle and for a while a pill will be great for someone then out of the blue start causing problems, these problems would have happened if they stayed on a name brand pill because its the same thing, but blaming the generic makes them feel better or something. I 've done this, I was on desogen (name brand) and it was great, then I switched to apri(generic) after a few months I started to have weight gain, mood swings etc. I demanded to be switched back I paid $45 for the desogen only $10 for the apri and guess what? switching back to the name brand did NOTHING for may symptoms, Then I switched to name brand OTC for 4 months then I got sick of paying for it so I went on Tri Previfem (Another generic for OTC) Then I moved and changed pharmacies and I am now on Tri Sprintec. I've been on OTC/generics for a year and a half no difference in any of the pills. I say give Tri-Sprintec a chance, why pay more for the same thing?

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