How long do you have to take to not get pregnant when you first start the pills?
With most birth control pills it is recommended that you use a back up method for the first seven days of the first cycle. Some require you to take for a full cycle before you are protected. Be sure to take your pill around the same time each day-taking before bed helps reduce nausea and headaches which can be side effects of the pill. If you miss a dose this greatly increases the likelihood of pregnancy so if you miss pills you should use a back up method for the remainder of the cycle (check with your Dr. on what kind of schedule you should follow for making up missed pills). Antibiotics also reduce the effectiveness of the pill so you should use a back up method during the time you are on the antibiotic and for seven to fourteen days after you finish the antibiotic. I would also advise that you double check with the prescribing Dr. because of the different kinds of birth control pills. If your Dr. doesn't answer your questions you can sometimes get more time and answers if you ask for the nurse practitioner or P.A. if your Dr.'s office has one. They often have more time to spend in making sure all your questions are answered. Hope this helps!
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