What to expect after starting oral contraceptives
You may experience the following:
The good news is that these side effects usually go away in 2-3 months. So, if you just started the pill and you have side effects that bother you, try to stick it out and give your body a chance to adjust to the hormones.
If you have any questions about your birth control pills, request a medical provider callback from your patient dashboard.
How to remember to take your pill each day
It's important to take your pill at the same time every day. Here are some ways to help you remember:
What to do if you forget to take your birth control pill
How to be certain you don't accidentally get pregnant
You can also use a condom every time you have penis-in-vagina sex. That way you’ll be protected from STDs too. This is especially important if you are taking any other medications that may reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives.
Factors that lower birth control effectiveness
These medicines or supplements can also lessen pill effectiveness. If you take any of these while you’re on the pill, use condoms as a backup method. Switch to a different method of birth control if you’ll be on them for a long time:
The pill may not be right for you if you...
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