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What happens if I miss the last pill in my pack?

What happens if I miss the last pill in my pack?

If you have missed 1 pill anywhere in the pack or started a new pack 1 day late, you’re still protected against pregnancy. You should: take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.

What happens if you miss a birth control pill Tri Sprintec?

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.

How long after missing a pill are you protected?

If you miss more than two pills, you should use a backup method of birth control (like condoms and spermicide) for seven days in a row. If you did not take a pill for over 48 hours, you are not protected against pregnancy again until you take your pill every day for 7 days in a row.

Do you have to take Tri Sprintec at the same time every day?

You may choose to take this medication at another time of day that is easier for you to remember. No matter what dosing schedule you use, it is very important that you take this medication at the same time each day, 24 hours apart.

Can you get pregnant if you miss the last active pill?

The short answer Yes, there’s a chance you could get pregnant if you miss one pill, but generally, the chance of pregnancy isn’t any higher than usual – with one exception: your risk is higher if you’re using progesterone-only pills.

Does Tri-Sprintec birth control cause weight gain?

Like most modern birth control pills, this medication lacks estrogen levels that are high enough to cause weight gain. Some people may gain 1-4 pounds in the first month of using Sprintec, but those pounds will usually go away quickly because these few potential pounds are usually water weight, not fat.

How long do you have to take Sprintec before it works?

You may have to use backup birth control, like a spermicide or condoms, when you begin using Sprintec birth control. A Sprintec dosage takes approx. one month to cycle through and begin working in your body.

When to take Tri Sprintec after missing a tablet?

Take the two missed tablets as soon as possible and the next two active tablets the next day. Continue taking one tablet a day until the pack is finished. Additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) should be used as back-up if the patient has sex within 7 days after missing tablets.

What’s the best way to take Tri Lo Sprintec?

Take the pills in each new package as before. Start with the gray pill on row #1 and take one pill each day, left to right, until the last white pill has been taken. Follow the sticker with the days of the week (placed above the pills). Always go from left to right. Always finish all your pills.

When to use Tri Sprintec for acne treatment?

Tri-Sprintec ® (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP) should be used for the treatment of acne only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control [see Clinical Studies ]. Tri-Sprintec is dispensed in a blister pack tablet dispenser [see HOW SUPPLIED ].

What are the colors of Tri Sprintec tablets?

Tablet Color: 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). Day 1 Start: Take first active tablet without regard to meals on the first day of menses.