How to take Binovum

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Binovum is a 21-day pill so you will take a pill every day for 21 days and then will have a period of seven days in which you don’t take any pills and you get a withdrawal bleed. As this type of contraceptive pill is a biphasic pill, it is very important that you take them in the correct order as seven of the twenty-one pills contain a lower amount of progestogen than the others and you mustn’t mix up the pills.

Each strip will contain 21 pills and you start the pack by taking a white pill from the bubble that corresponds with the day of the week. It is important that you start with a white pill. Then you take one pill every day at the same time each day in order to make the pill the most effective. You need to follow the direction of the arrows on the strip and make sure that the day corresponds with what is written above the pill. It is best to choose a time where you are most likely to remember to take the pill so don’t choose the middle of the day when you are most likely to be out of the house. A lot of women choose to take the pill in the morning or the evening and work it into their daily routine. For instance, they take it after they have cleaned their teeth. It is also a good idea to set an alarm if you are likely to forget. The one thing that makes the pill less effective is forgetting to take your pill on time.

Once you have taken the pill for 21 days, you then have a period of seven days in which you are pill free. This reduces the levels of the hormones in your body and you will experience a withdrawal bleed. Sometimes you may experience bleeding irregularities by not having a withdrawal bleed or bleeding in-between periods. This is perfectly normal and should settle down after a few months. If you miss a withdrawal bleed and have been taking the pill correctly, it is unlikely that you are pregnant although if you miss two, it is best to contact your doctor.

After one week, you start a new pack of Binovum on the 8th day. This should be the same day of the week that you ended your cycle on. Never have any longer than seven pill free days as you will not be protected from pregnancy. You must always start your next strip on the correct day, regardless of whether you are still bleeding.

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