Active Ingredient(s): Ethinyl Estradiol + Norgestimate
FDA Approved: * September 25, 2002
Pharm Company: * BARR
Category: Birth Control / Contraceptive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Sprintec Overview

Ethinylestradiol (EE) is an estrogen medication which is used widely in birth control pills in combination with progestins.[7][8] In the past, EE was widely used for various indications such as the treatment of menopausal symptoms, gynecological disorders, and certain hormone-sensitive cancers. It is usually taken by mouth but is also used as a patch and vaginal ring.[7][12] The general side effects of EE include breast tendernes...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethinylestradiol

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missed two pills sprinted and then took the wrong one

I forgot to take my friday and saturday of the week 2 pills and accidentally took my sunday pill of week 3 without realizing my mistake. What do I do now? ## Hello, Loren! How are you? If you're talking about the regular Sprintec, which has 3 rows of blue pills and one row of white, then it doesn't matter what day you take the blue ones, they are all the same. The issue is missing those ones, that increases your risk of pregnancy, if you're actively engaging in intercourse. If pregnancy is a concern, you should use a backup method of contraception, until after you've taken 7 full days of active tablets, again, without missing any. This hormonal OC may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, dizziness, PSM, bloating and irregular bleeding. Is there anything else I c...

is it normal to get my period on the second white pill

hi i am 16 years old and just about 2 months ago i was tooken to the hospital bc i needed blood in my body because of my heavy periods and the doctor gave me sprintec to take and i am now on the second white pill is it normal that i already got my period after 22 days ## Hello, Jennifer! How are you? Yes, when you're taking this oral contraceptive, you'll usually start on the first or second day of taking the white tablets. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## hello,i have another question i had been spotting for 2 days since i that day i drinked my second speintec pill and today is my 3rd day and i have had a normal period today,i h...


little round blue pill ## i found these little round blue pills with 987 imprinted on one side and what looks like a b on the other side... i have no idea what they are and am wondering if they are something my boyfriend might be hiding from me... ## honey, that would be a birth control pill. find out why he has those!!!! ## Yes, a round, blue tablet with a stylized lowercase b on one side, and the numbers 987 on the other is an oral contraceptive tablet from a package of Sprintec. NDC: 00555-9016 Inactive ingredients may include: Anhydrous Lactose (active tablets) Fd&c Blue No. 2 Aluminum Oxide Lactose Monohydrate Magnesium Stearate Starch, Corn Anhydrous Lactose (inactive tablets) Hypromellose 2208 (15000 Mpa.s) Magnesium Stearate Cellulose, Microcrystalline Typical side effects m...

i only take the blue pills of sprintec

I had just gotten prescribed these but when I first started I had accidentally started by taking the Tuesday first which is a pill with the b on it instead of the 987 on the Sunday like I was suppose to. Well today I took Monday which was another b one because I saw it went two b's in a row trying to get it back on track. I was wondering if I just go in a row after Tuesday do I need to use a back up form of birth control for an additional day or an additional week ## Actually, if you look, they all have a b on one side, and the number on the other, they are just facing different directions in the packaging, but the pills are all the same. There is no specific day that you need to take any of the blue active tablets, you just need to make sure to take one, each day, at approximately ...

Might be pregnant not sure

I had what I thought was a light period on Dec 31st till Jan 4. I called my doctor cause I was worried I might be pregnant. I have been on birth control for 2 years and in October this year I switched to tri sprintec after sprintec was giving me headaches. My doctor said I should not be pregnant since I take my pill everyday. I had intercourse with my boyfriend alot a week after my period the beginning of December but I took my pills. lately since the light period I have been feeling sick. For a week now I have had stomach aches and a back ache which I thought was from lifting a Christmas tree. Everyone says I shouldn't be pregnant even my doctor. I did take a lot of aspirin for my back. Like 3 325mg a couple times a day. Could I be pregnant if I'm in so much pain or what? ## He...

Not sure when to start taking the pills

I started my period on Monday. Today is Thursday, day 4 of my cycle. Do I wait till Sunday to start taking the blue pills or do I start today? If I start today, do I take the blue or white pills? ## Hello, Billie! How are you? You can start at any time, but if it's past the 2nd day of your period, you will need to take them for a full week, before they will become effective in your body to prevent pregnancy. And you start at the beggining of the pack, with the blue active tablets. The white inactive tablets are intended for your period week. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hello good day! Iam taking daphne pills and I've started Tuesday. Is it okay or I have to take the first pill which is Sunday? I'm so worried. THANK YOU! :) :) ## i am just gonna start this new ...

Sprintec Skipping Period

I want to skip my period. Can I skip the white pills on sprintec and start a new pack? ## Yes, unless your doctor has told you not to do so, it is perfectly safe to do this, occasionally. Many women use oral contraceptives to skip having their menstrual cycle on special occasions, or other times when it would just be inconvenient. There are even some on the market now that allow you to only have 3 or 4 menstrual cycles a year. Are there any other questions or comments? ## I don't really think you should do that until talking to a doctor, just to be sure.... My doctor is having me skip the placebo pills for two months then taking it the third month so that I'll have a period every three months. You don't want to mess anything up, so talk to a doctor first. ## I have just star...

4th week of white pills

Tri-sprintec pack of birth control pills my daughter just started this month. She got to the 4th row of white pills and stopped taking the pills. I think she thinks they are sugar pills. What is in the 4th row, should she take the 7 days of white ones? She only missed 2. TX! ## Yes, they are essentially sugar pills. She should take them just as a reminder tho; she may remember this time, but over the months/years one could forget... ## That is correct, they are placebo pills that are meant to keep her in the habit of taking them. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irregular bleeding, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

length of periods when on sprintec?

My boyfriend is coming back from college and he is only going to be in town for the weekend. I started my white pills this past Sunday but want to be done with my period by Friday night or early Saturday. This is my first month taking it so I'm not sure how my body gonna work with it yet. My periods are usually a full 7 days. Do periods tend to be shorter when on sprintec? If not can I start my blue pills on Thursday or Friday to make my period end sooner? ## For the first few months on birth control, your menstrual cycle is actually usually longer than your normal cycle, because your body has to adjust to the hormones. Sometimes, it is even skipped altogether, which may happen if you are lucky. However, once you have started the inactive tablets and not taken the active ones for a ...

Withdrawal bleeding or implantation bleeding?

So I started sprinted about a year and a half ago after I had my son, and last Monday, decided to stop birth control to start trying for another baby. It was the first day of my second week of pills. Wednesday I was cramping all day, and Thursday morning I woke up with a little bit of blood on my panty liner. As the day progressed, I had to put pads on as it was too heavy for a liner, but not heavy enough for a period. It is a light pinkish color and some brown. Very mucus like. No clots. My breasts feel normal(they are normally tender on my period and my first months of pregnancy). I’ve been constipated all week. It is now Monday again, and still lightly bleeding. I shouldn’t start my period for another 2 Friday’s from now. I’ve been looking online and can...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ethinyl Estradiol + Norgestimate
  • Tablet: 0.025mg,0.025mg,0.025mg + 0.18mg,0.215mg,0.25mg, 0.025mg,0.025mg,0.25mg + 0.18mg,0.215mg,0.25mg, 0.035mg + 0.25mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.18mg,0.215mg,0.25mg, 0.25mg + 0.035mg, Combo
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sprintec: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0555-9016 Sprintec 28 Day Pack by Barr Laboratories Inc.
  • 21695-769 Sprintec 28 Day Pack by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 63187-911 Sprintec Kit by Proficient Rx Lp
  • 63629-8746 SprintecSprintec Kit by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 68788-7429 SprintecSprintec Kit by Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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