Taking Norimin

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This brand of the contraceptive pill is a 21-day pill. You have one strip per cycle in which you take 21 pills before having a pill free break. The pill needs to be taken correctly in order for it to be effective and if you miss any pills, you run this risk of falling pregnant.

Each strip contains 21 pills. Start the strip by taking the pill with the corresponding day of the week above it to the day you are on. You then need to take the pill every day at the same time each day until the strip runs out. It must be taken at the same time because it will not be effective otherwise. It is best to pick a time where you will most likely remember to take the pill and set an alarm as a reminder.

Follow the arrows around on the pack until you have finished the strip. You then need to have a pill free break that will last seven days. During this time, you will experience a withdrawal bleed, which is similar to a period.  It will usually be a lot lighter than a normal period and it will not usually last as long. Once you have gone seven days without taking a pill, you need to start a new strip on the eighth pill free day. Do not leave this time frame any longer otherwise you will not be protected from pregnancy. Start the pill regardless of whether you are still having a withdrawal bleed.

If you are starting the pill for the first time, start the pill on the first day of your period, which will guarantee that you are protected from pregnancy. You can start any time up to the fifth day of your period but you will not be protected from pregnancy and you will need to use additional contraception for the next seven pills.

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