Tri Sprintec First Day Of Period

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Blugal Says:


My Dr. prescribed tri sprintec and told me to start taking the placebo on the first day of my period this month. Do I continue taking all 7 placebos and then start a new pack.



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David Says:

Based on my research, the dosing guidelines for Sprintec note the following:

"When you start the birth control pill for the first time, you can do so either on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts (even if you are still having your period). It is thought that starting on Sunday may decrease the chance that you will have your periods on the weekends, although this does not work for all women. If you start Sprintec on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need any backup contraception. If you choose a Sunday start, you need to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first week. If the first day of your period happens to be on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed)."

"Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand). The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets contain no active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period."

You can learn more about this drug on the page for Sprintec Details

I hope this info helps! If you have any additional questions though, I'd encourage you to speak with your doctor for more personalized advice.

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Verwon Says:

Are you certain you were told to start the placebos?

That's very unusual. Usually you start the active pills the first day of your period, that way you are protected immediately, once your period is finished.

I'd suggest double checking with your doctor to be sure, as I said, it's not normally started with the placebo tablets.

You can learn more Oral Contraceptive Pill details here.

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