Sold in two different types, 21 and 28 units, birth control pills are used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. On the back of the pill packet it says one pill for each day of the week. If you are taking the contraceptive pill for the first time, the first pill is usually taken on the day of menstruation. However, if you take the pill within the first 5 days of bleeding, it will not lose any of its effectiveness. You can start on the day on the back of the pack and continue on this day, so that you can control which day you drink and which day you don’t, and keep an order.
If you are taking a 21-count contraceptive pill, you should take a one-week break from taking the pill after your first box is finished. Menstruation will occur on any day during this one-week period. This time, the new box is started 7 days after the end of the previous box, i.e. on the eighth day, regardless of the day of menstruation. There is no need to wait for the end of menstruation. The use of medication on the first day of menstruation is only valid for beginners. In subsequent uses, the pill is continued without taking the mens day into account.
The 21 pills in the package are used 1 pill every day. When taking the pills, you can be careful to take them at a certain time each day. For example, if you took your pill at 8 pm, you should take care to take it at this time the next day. Differences of 3-4 hours do not cause problems, but taking the pills at different times every day can reduce the protective effect. It is healthier to take the pills on a full stomach because it reduces the risk of nausea, but it is not a criterion for the effectiveness of the pill. Taking it on an empty or full stomach does not change its effect.
If you forget to take the contraceptive pill for 1 day, take 2 pills the next day. If forgotten for 2 days, the protective effect is reduced. If you forget for 2 days, you should use additional contraception that month.
The 28-count contraceptive pill is no different in effect from the pill containing 21 tablets. The only difference in these boxes is that the 7 pills at the end do not contain hormones. These 7 pills are empty and contain only iron. The use of 28′ tablets is the same as for other 21′ tablets.
Effectiveness of Birth Control Pills
If you start the first box within the first 5 days of your period and take it regularly without skipping any days, the protective effect starts with the first pill. There is no reduction in protection during the 7-day break in pill intake. However, if a new box is not started at the end of these 7 days, the protection of the medicine ends and there is a risk of pregnancy. The contraceptive pill is a highly effective form of birth control. The new generation of birth control pills contain low doses of estrogen and can be used safely until you decide to become pregnant.