The GoodRx Prescription Savings Blog

The latest updates on prescription drugs and ways to save from the GoodRx medical team

It’s Back! Find Generic Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo In Pharmacies Now

by The GoodRx Pharmacist on May 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Over 8 years ago (when I was an intern) a generic for Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo was released. Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo was already one of the most popular birth control options in the early 2000s, and it’s still used by many, many women today—so a generic was big news.

As the only generic option at the time, Tri-Lo Sprintec quickly became a favorite, especially since co-pays and cash prices were drastically lower than brand-name Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.

However, Tri-Lo Sprintec was not on the market very long before it was hastily pulled from pharmacy shelves—leaving many women angry, upset, and confused. It’s important to note that Tri-Lo Sprintec wasn’t pulled due to safety concerns, but rather because of a patent infringement battle between brand manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the generic manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Tri-Lo Sprintec seemed to have disappeared, until its recent resurfacing. Tri-Lo Sprintec is once again on the market; however, this time it’s just one of the many generics available for Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo.

Teva, Lupin, and Mylan Pharmaceuticals are three of the generic manufacturing companies bringing their versions of Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo to the market. Look for Tri-Lo Sprintec back from Teva, Tri-Lo Marzia from Lupin, and norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol from Mylan.


Copyright ©2015 GoodRx, Inc.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. GoodRx is not offering advice, recommending or endorsing any specific prescription drug, pharmacy or other information on the site. GoodRx provides no warranty for any of the pricing data or other information. Please seek medical advice before starting, changing or terminating any medical treatment. Third party logos, trademarks, brand names and images contained on GoodRx.com are for demonstration purposes only and are owned by their respective rights holders, who are not affiliated with this Site.