I'm taking the Sprintec birth control pill that have the first three rows that are blue and the last row are white pills. I just noticed that the new pack I got said "(skip placebo)". I never realized that I was taking my pills of 3 packs that have that note. What does it mean? Is it the white pills? I did not understand so the pack I am on now I skipped the white pill and started a new pack by taking the blue pill. Is this the right way to do it? Please help!
Best thing to do now is call your pharmacy that sold you the pack and ask to speak to the pharmacist. Tell her/him exactly what you have said here to get the correct answer and reassurance.
The doctor ordered it that way to have you skip your period. If you take the placebos this is when you have a period. Its perfectly ok to skip your period when you're on the pill. He may have it set so that the fourth pack you take the placebos. The white pills, if there is only 7 , are the placebos. They are there merely to keep you taking a pill so that you start back on the next pack at the proper time. Recently they've found that its ok to skip your period, and there are some pills out that are set up that way.
- Sprintec Information for Consumers
- Sprintec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sprintec (detailed)
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