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Question: Generic Birth Control

 Alison806 - Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:53 pm

My doctor recently prescribed Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo as birth control and when I went to the pharmacy they gave me the generic, Tri Lo Sprintec. Is the generic as effective as the name-brand? I have heard differing reports, and as I am only 22 and not ready to be pregnant, having an effective birth control is very important.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:39 am

User avatar Hello,
Yes, the generic is just as effective as the brand names. Generic drugs are not inferior in any way. Another term for these is "multi-source" drugs, meaning other manufacturers can market them; not just the original maker. The most important thing here is to take them as directed.

Best wishes.

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