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Using depo trust contraceptive, wants to switch to althea pills. After how long can the switch be made?

Hi! I m 21 years old and I have been using Depo Trust since December 2011. I wanna switch to Althea, another contraceptive but a pill . My Depo Trust was administered last May 9th of this year and its effectivity will end on August. I wanna switch to Althea. When will be the best time to start switching or taking that pill? Is it okay if I switch to a pill??
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Hi dear and thanks for your query.
Most of the time, women should begin taking the pill on the due date of their next scheduled Depo-Provera injection.
However, the specific start date for taking the new birth control varies depending upon circumstances, and some I may instruct a woman to begin taking the pill before or after that date.
If you are going to take the birth control pill after the next scheduled injection date, you should talk to her doctor about backup methods of birth control or avoid sexual intercourse during that time.

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