Generic Name(s): Ethinyl estradiol, norgestimate
Drug Class: Estrogen/Progestin combinations
Sprintec is a prescriptive drug which contains a combination of two drugs namely Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate. It contains two female hormones that block the release of an ovum from the ovary. In general, it is normally used to prevent fertilisation of an egg by a sperm. It is usually found in a class of medicines referred to as estrogen+progestin.
Sprintec 28(ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) is a medication formed by the combining of female hormones. It is a medicine that is used to prevent pregnancy or used as a birth pill. Sprintec 28 works by destabilizing the natural balance of hormones to prevent ovulation during the menstrual cycle. The two ingredients (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) contain progestin and estrogen, two hormones that are crucial in the menstrual cycle. The drug also thickens the vaginal fluids to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg for fertilization. Besides being a birth pill, Sprintec 28 will help in decreasing blood loss, painful periods, and risk of ovarian cysts. It is taken orally in the form of 28 pills that must be taken daily.