What are the white pills in birth control Sprintec?
Sprintec active tablets are blue (Day 1 to Day 21). Sprintec has white inactive tablets (Day 22 to Day 28).
What are the white pills in Tri-Sprintec?
Tri-Sprintec active tablets are gray (Day 1 to Day 7), light blue (Day 8 to Day 15) and blue (Day 16 to Day 21). Tri-Sprintec has white inactive tablets (Day 22 to Day 28).
Do you still get your period on Sprintec?
Sprintec can also change bleeding during your menstrual cycle, and can even cause your period to stop altogether (NIH, 2017). The estrogen in combined oral contraceptives like Sprintec may prevent spotting in between periods, but it isn’t without its own side effects.
What happens if I miss a white Sprintec pill?
Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant. If you miss 1 active pill, take 2 pills on the day you remember. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack. If you miss 2 active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take 2 pills per day for 2 days in a row.
Can you get pregnant while on the white pills Sprintec?
No. If you’re taking birth control correctly and consistently, then you’re protected against pregnancy all the time, including the days you take your placebo pills (period week). You can still have sex during this week without getting pregnant.
What is the purpose of the white pills in birth control?
Highlights. Placebo pills are placeholders meant to help you stay on track by taking a pill every day until the next month starts. Skipping the placebo pills can reduce the number of periods you have or eliminate them altogether.
How many days into the white pills should I get my period?
As long as you’re taking your birth control pills every day, your cycle should keep to a regular 28 days, and your period will start on the last couple white pills each month and may last a couple days into the next pack of active pills. Most women start their period about 25 days after the first active pill in a pack.
Do I take the white pill on my period?
Placebo pills are placeholders meant to help you stay on track by taking a pill every day until the next month starts. Skipping the placebo pills can reduce the number of periods you have or eliminate them altogether. Some doctors recommend having your period at least once every three months.
Why am I not getting my period on the sugar pill?
Some placebo pills contain vitamins or minerals, such as folic acid or iron, to help lessen your period flow and premenstrual symptoms. The placebo week is when you “should” normally get your period, though your period may not line up perfectly with the placebo pills.
Is it OK to take Sprintec a few hours late?
Yes, if you take your pill 2 hours late it’s still effective. Most people use combined-hormone pills. They contain both estrogen and progestin. They must be taken once a day, but they don’t need to be taken at the same time every day.
Can you get pregnant while taking the white pills?
You’re totally protected from pregnancy while taking the placebo pills as long as you take your hormonal birth control pills on time every day. Forgetting pills, losing your pack, and not refilling your prescription on time are the main reasons why you might get pregnant while using the pill.
Can you skip the placebo pills on Sprintec?
Yup, it’s totally fine to skip the non-hormonal pills (aka placebo pills or reminder pills) in your pill pack. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.