redheadedrebel (redheadedrebel) wrote in vaginapagina,

Birth Control

Why do pharmacies try to change brands without asking if it's okay to do so?

I'm on my 3rd pack of Sprintec and decently happy with it(minor back acne aside). I put in my order to CVS and am told it's out of stock, but they ordered more in a voicemail. No big deal as I made sure to not wait till the last minute to refill it.

Well I received a phone call tonight asking why I had two prescriptions for the pill. Someone decided to do me a favor and fill my prescription with Estarylla because they always keep it in stock and Sprintec they usually have to order. And apparently the Sprintec took longer than a day to arrive or someone didn't put in the order request as they said they did.
Now from lessons I learned in this wonderful community, I know not to just accept that they are the same exact pill with a different name. My chances are that my body would notice the slightest difference and I'd hate it!

So I asked to stay on Sprintec(they received it tonight) even if it's $10 more for 3 months and in the future, I'll make sure to call in a refill as soon as I receive notification that I can refill it.

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