Sprintec vs. Myorisan


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Sprintec and Myorisan. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 59,227 people who take Sprintec and Myorisan, and is updated regularly.

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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate and isotretinoin (the active ingredients of Sprintec and Myorisan, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Sprintec?

Sprintec has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate. It is often used in birth control. Check the latest outcomes from 2,234 Sprintec users, or browse all drugs.

What is Myorisan?

Myorisan has active ingredients of isotretinoin. It is often used in acne. Check the latest outcomes from 1,587 Myorisan users, or browse all drugs.

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

59,227 people who take Sprintec and Myorisan are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Sprintec vs Myorisan drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Myorisan (isotretinoin)
  • Sprintec (ethinyl estradiol; norgestimate)

Most common side effects:

  1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  2. Depression
  3. Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  6. Anxiety
  7. Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  8. Dry Skin
  9. Suicidal Ideation
  10. Headache (pain in head)
  1. Depression
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Anxiety
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Pain
  6. Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Vomiting
  10. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  2. Colitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  3. Depression
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  6. Intestinal Obstruction
  7. Injury
  8. Anxiety
  9. Intestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding from intestine)
  10. Gastrointestinal Injury (injury to gastrointestinal tract)
  1. Anxiety
  2. Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive
  3. Pain
  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  5. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  8. Injury
  9. Depression
  10. Gallbladder Disorder

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 3.99 %
  • somewhat: 15.74 %
  • moderate: 23.95 %
  • high: 35.12 %
  • very high: 21.21 %
  • not at all: 1.69 %
  • somewhat: 5.96 %
  • moderate: 10.53 %
  • high: 31.68 %
  • very high: 50.15 %

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