I've been taking OrthoCyclen BCPs for a couple years after being on Depo-Provera for five years. There is a generic version of OrthoCyclen called Sprintec but I haven't switched because I am so paranoid. I am not sure if there is any truth to my fears, but 1) I am afraid that they aren't as effective as brand name; and 2) I've also heard that your periods aren't as regular when taking generics (doesn't always start on the same day). The benefit to switching is the cost savings. I am currently paying $55 per month for OrthoCyclen; Sprintec is $6 per month. That's a huge difference! I'd love to hear from women with generic BCP experience. Did you notice a difference? Have you had any problems? Thank you!!