... 1st day of it. It will be about 2 more weeks before I start my period though. Would it be ok to go ahead and start taking the pills are directed? Also what headache medicine(Tylenol ect.) is ok to take while taking this medication?
Wait until your period. It will mess your cycle up a great deal if you dont and it can also affect how long it takes before you are protected against pregnancy. As you may know, the Pill is designed to supress ovulation so it is best to start it at the beginning of your cycle and that is the first day you start your period or the first Sunday after that way ovulation is supressed well before ovulation is due. You can use Tylenol (actaminophen) or ibuprofen and even Aleve (naproxen sodium) with the Pill. One of the main types of drugs that affect the Pills effectiveness is antibiotics. If you go on antibiotics you need to use a back up method (like condoms) during the whole time you are taking antibiotics and for at least a week after you finish them. You CAN become pregnant while on antibiotic therapy if you dont use back up. Always be sure to let your Drs know that you are on BCP's and ask the pharmacist any time you are prescribed any medications if they will affect the effectiveness of the Pill.
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