To avoid an unwanted pregnancy is possible only strictly following the schedule of birth control pills. It is strongly recommended to first consult a gynecologist. To start taking contraceptives to the first day of menstruation or when indicated by the doctor. Also birth control drugs are prescribed to normalize the cycle after a miscarriage, abortion, childbirth.
Pills must be taken daily at the same time, preferably before bedtime. In order not to miss the reception, it is better to create in the telephone reminder with a sound alert.
Usually one pack of oral contraceptives contains 21 pill. In this case, after continuous birth control pills for three weeks, it's a seven-day break. That is, if you started on Monday, then finish the pack on Sunday after 21 days. The whole week you don't drink pills, and start a new pack again on Monday.
If in a pack of 28 tablets, this means that in 21-th of them contains contraceptive hormones and 7 inactive include substances like iron and sugar. These "dummy" is needed in order not to stray from the account.
How to drink hormonal contraceptives if you missed the time of taking the pill? If the alleged admission was no more than 12 hours, drink the pill again and follow the schedule. If you remembered about the missed pill only during a next, have them simultaneously. By skipping 2 pills, take two days in a row to make them in 2 pieces, starting from the moment you remembered about them. Together with oral contraceptives in this period it is necessary to use barrier methods of contraception – condoms, vaginal rings, caps, etc. Then return to the regular schedule, and when the pack runs out, take a week break.
During the first two months of the oral contraceptive pill must be combined with barrier. In this period there is hormonal changes in the body, and ovulation is inhibited gradually. Special attention to protection with condoms or vaginal rings should be given during the first seven-day break.
Following the schedule of birth control pills, you need to monitor closely the reaction of the body. Common side effects are spotting blood discharge, sometimes lasting from a month to one month. If they are not stopped after a month of taking oral contraceptives, you need to finish the packet and started to go to the doctor asking about changing drugs.
When taking other medicines and herbal action of the pill can weaken. Warn your physician that you are taking oral contraceptives. Otherwise, there may come an unwanted pregnancy.