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.[8][9] It is also occasionally used as a component of menopausal hormone therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in combination with progestins.[8] In the past, EE was widely used alone for various indications such as the treatment of gynecological disorders and prostate cancer. It is usually taken by mouth.[...

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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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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...

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...

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...


I forget to start my sprintec pill on Sunday ,so I start it on Monday, is that okay? This is first time am using these pills. ## Hello, Sonia! How are you? You can start it any day, it doesn't have to be on a Sunday. If you start it the first or second day of your period, you will be immediately protected against pregnancy. However, if you start it at any point later in your cycle, you'll need to take it for a full 7 days, before it reaches its full level of effectiveness in your body, which means using a backup method of protection, until the 8th day. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, weight gain and PMS-like symptoms. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I started my period yesterday which was Tuesday ...

took wrong color sprintec pill

Hi, I always take my sprintec pill at 9:00 pm. I have been on the pill for a little over a year consistently. Last night I was very tired and wasn't paying attention when I took my pill, and I accidently took my Saturday White Pill instead of my Thursday Blue Pill for my 3rd week. I am wondering what pill am I supposed to take now. Thank you ## Hello, Sydney! How are you? Missing one of the white pills doesn't matter, because they don't contain active hormones, so you should just go ahead and take the active one and then continue as you normally would. If you take an active tablet late, or miss one, you increase your risk of pregnancy and may experience breakthrough bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Ok so all my pills are blue expect this week pills are wh...

sprintec bleeding when should i be concerned

I understand heavy bleeding is normal while my body is adjusting to the hormones, but at whst point should I be concerned, this my third day with extremely heavy bleeding 2 or 3 pad changes EVERY hour. My 6 th day total. I am on 5th day of inactive pills. This is my first time every takong an oral contraceptive. ## 2 to 3 pad changes an hour is not normal, and you should consult your doctor. The FDA lists the normal side effects as possibly including irregular bleeding, dizziness, headache, vaginal dryness, mood changes, and weight changes. NDC code: 0555-9016 How long have you been taking it, now? Are on any other medications? As to the pad changes, are they full when you change them? ## Thank you. I spoke to my GYN and she informed me that if my bleeding progressed to a pad an hour to...


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: (4 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
  • 68788-7429 SprintecSprintec Kit by Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (201 results)

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