I'm starting my second month on birth control tomorrow. I've taken all the active pills everyday at the same time for the first month. For the placebo pill i only took 4 of the pills I stop taking them when i started my period. Does taking or not taking the placebo pills affect me being protected for the second month on being on the pill. Will i be protected right away one the first day which is tomorrow?
Unless you started the second month within a week after you finished the active pills, or 3 days after your period started. The purpose of the placebos are to keep track of the time counted for the next pack. You should only have one week between active pills. If you have more then one week you are not protected. Your period has nothing to do with your pills after you start the first pack. You don't need the placebos but without them you can loose count.
- Reclipsen Information for Consumers
- Reclipsen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Reclipsen (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 12 Nov 2011 • 1 answer
Posted 20 Mar 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 1 Apr 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 20 May 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 12 Nov 2015 • 1 answer