A pack of Sprintec contains both active tablets and placebos. The active pills are colored blue, whereas the placebos are white. The placebo pills do not have any active ingredients or effects and are only included to help you keep track of when to restart the active pills after your period.
The active ingredients in Sprintec (blue active pills) are: 35mcg ethinyl estradiol (EE) and 0.25mg norgestimate.
The inactive ingredients in Sprintec are: anhydrous lactose, FD&C blue no. 2 aluminum lake, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and pregelatinized corn starch.
The placebo pills contain: anhydrous lactose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2208, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Which ingredients can cause an allergic reaction?
It is extremely rare for anyone to get an allergic reaction to birth control, with cases of less than one in a thousand. Sprintec does contain lactose in its ingredients so might cause some unwanted symptoms such a bloating and diarrhea if you have a lactose allergy.