Is Lutera effective immediately since I started on the same day as my period?
No, Lutera doesnt work that fast. Manufacturers claim you are protected after 7 full days of taking Lutera but when I worked in Family Planning we always had our girls use a back up for a full pack. Minimum though, you should use a back up for at least the first seven days but for better protection, use a back up for the whole first pack. 3 days is too soon and there is a possibility that you could have gotten pregnant. Condoms work well as back up protection and are inexpensive and easy to get. Keep taking your Pills each day at the same time every day. Try not to let more than 24 hours go between pills. If you do not have a period after taking all of the peach tablets then you might want to take a pregnancy test to see if you got pregnant before you were protected. Hopefully you will get lucky and dodge that bullet. That is why I say to go ahead and keep taking the Pills for the rest of the month. Good Luck!
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