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Late Period And Tri Sprintec
I'm on tri-sprintec and I take is correctly. My periods are not regular; they are early or several days late. Is this normal?
Common: One of the most common side effects of birth control pills is irregular bleeding. If these symptoms are going to subside, they usually do so after the first three months. You can work with your doctor to find a reason, but sometimes the solution may be either a different pill, or a different birth control method. ...Read more
Tried to skip a period unsuccessfully, on tri sprintec now I've been bleeding for almost three weeks and I don't know what to do.
My period started on nov 10, I buy tri sprintec on nov 13 is my 4th day of period, may I start the pills this sunday nov 18 or I need to wait?
Depends: If you want to start this month, then you can take 2 pills today, 2 tomorrow then one afterwards because you can catch up this month, or you can wait till next month to start on sunday on period week. ...Read more
I missed a period. I took tri-sprintec for 8 days and suddenly stopped to take it. Can it be that I missed a period because I stopped it suddenly?
Possible: You should always finish your pack at the end not the beginning or middle unless there is a good medical reason to do so (ie you find out your pregnant) this will create less bleedign issues and abnormal cycles. ...Read more
Is there a wait period for having unprotected sex when switching from tri sprintec to just To sprintec? We switched after the package was complete.
No: Both formulations of the birth control pill suppress ovulation at similar rates. As long as you start the next pack at the same time as you would have started the original formulation you should be just fine. Remember, that all forms of birth control have known failure rates even if you take them exactly as prescribed. Birth control pills have some of the lowest failure rates of all methods. ...Read more
Today is the first day I took Tri sprintec. If I skip the week of the white "reminder" pills every pack will it be ok to do so? I don't want a period.
Call the doc: Who put u on that pill, and ask your doc, I do not prescribe that generic pill, I use mostly monphasic pills, my #1 pill is loloestrin and if my pts want to skip the period they do not take the placebo pills and start a new pack, this works much better with a monophasic pill than a tri- phasci pill that u are on. ...Read more
Skip Placebos: TriSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 21 active pills followed by 7 placebo pills. If you want to skip one period, take the 21 active pills as always. Then on day 22, start a new pack of triSprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and take it normally instead of taking the placebos. You might have some breakthrough bleeding at some point but it will likely be after your honeymoon is over. You are still protected from pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more
I accidentally took a week of sugar pills instead of starting my pack on week #1 for tri sprintec. Do I just wait until my next period or continue?
Yes: Just pretend you are taking 1 pill a day for 7 days; your accident is a very unusual one, what were you thinking? ...Read more
Did I miss a period because I suddenly stopped to take my tri-sprintec b.C. Pills? Can it be that I missed a period because of this reason?
Clarify pelase: Could you please clarify the question. I am confused as to if you stopped taking the pill or you continued taking it? ...Read more
I am on tri-sprintec and got my period during the 4th week of the pack. Should I begin the new pack on the "sunday" or skip to the correct week day?
Take all pills: You should complete all of the pills in the fourth week of the pack before starting the next one. It is normal to have your period during that week. ...Read more
Yes I'm 19 and have been on tri-sprintec for 2-3 years. I have been having brown discharge 2 weeks before my period. I take pill same time everyday?
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Yes: Hello, yes tri sprintec should help regulate your period while you are on the medication but it may take a few months before this happens. ...Read more
If I take my birth control tri sprintec pill before 24hr period does it work after unprotected sex?
Yes: No matter what time of day you have intercourse, birth control pills work if you take one pill a day, every day, all month long. If you miss a pill, you can still catch up by taking it as soon as you remember and then taking the next one at the regular time. If you miss two pills in a row, you need to call your doctor or read the package insert to find out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can I start birth control whenever I want to (tri-sprintec)? Just got my period. Should I wait till Sunday?
Yes: Sunday is just when we traditionally choose to start birth control because it is easy to follow on the calendar. The most important thing is to be sure to take it every single day. If you have a system that works fine, there is nothing magic about starting on Sunday. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hey I'm 17 been on tri sprintec bc pills for 4 years just started a new pill last week microgestin FE 1.5 is it safe to skip period pills?
I am on my third month of taking the birth control tri-sprintec. My period is lasting 2 weeks and still going. I'm also a virgin and concerned. Thanks
Changing periods: Birth control pills although on paper may be very similar because of production differences can in fact have different biological responses. Anytime you change somebody's pill funny things can happen. Obviously have to keep your eyes open for possible pregnancy and other metabolic problems. When in doubt see the doc. ...Read more
I stopped to take tri-sprintec b/c pills. I stopped to take them suddenly and after that I missed a period can that be the reason for missed period?
Not usually: Sudden interruption in the use of birth control pills usually provokes menstrual like bleeding. This is the idea of taking sugar pills for 7 days at the end of your monthly birth control pills. The reason you may not have bled after you stopped them could be that you stopped right after your period was over so no new cell line had grown. Just wait another month and hopefully it will start. ...Read more
I stopped taking birth control (tri sprintec) mid january and I started my period the end of february and I'm still on, what can I do to regulate it?
Am I safe to have sex being on Tri-Sprintec for 2 weeks? Started birth control the Sunday after my period ended.
I'm taking tri sprintec birth control pills. Every 4 weeks, I take placebos & have a period. Is there any birth control to take to stop having period?
Not competely: The lining of the uterus needs to resurface to stay healthy. Laike any surface of the body it only lasts so long. Longest without a period would be three months. ...Read more
I used tri sprintec for birth control, today my pharmacy switched me to tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). I mostly use it for acne and to regulate my period. Is this going to affect it?
I was prescribed tri-sprintec for irregular periods and to loose weight. Will this medication help?
Hi I'm 24 years old and this is my first time ever on birth control. Before taking tri sprintec my periods were normal and lasted no longer than 4-5 d?
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