Are the white pills in Sprintec sugar pills?
Tablet Color: Sprintec active tablets are blue (Day 1 to Day 21). Sprintec has white inactive tablets (Day 22 to Day 28).
Can Sprintec stop my period?
decreased sex drive. Acne may improve or get worse. Bleeding between menstrual periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use of Sprintec.
How strong is Sprintec birth control?
How effective is Sprintec? Similar to other birth control pills, Sprintec is 99% effective when used correctly. Doctors recommend taking Sprintec at the same time everyday to ensure regular delivery of hormones and better protection against pregnancy.
What is Sprintec used for?
This combination hormone medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. It works mainly by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle.
How long is period on sprintec?
You should have your period during the fourth week of the cycle. After you have taken the last inactive tablet in the pack or gone 7 days without taking an active tablet, start a new pack the next day whether or not you have your period. If you do not get your period, consult your doctor.
Why was sprintec discontinued?
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.
Can you get pregnant on Sprintec?
The better you follow the directions, the less chance you have of getting pregnant. Based on the results of clinical studies, about 1 out of 100 women may get pregnant during the first year they use Sprintec.
Can you get pregnant while taking sprintec?
Is it OK to shorten the 7 day break on the pill?
Both allow women to take a planned break and have a bleed when convenient for them. The important rules to remember are: Never have more than one break a month and never take a break longer than 7 days (this is the licensed pill taking regime). Having less breaks and shorter breaks is fine.