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Taking microlite. Is it effective immediately, or have to wait till the second pack to be safer?

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can you advise if you start on first packet of microlite ocp, is it effective immediately, or are you better off waiting till the second pack to be safer?
Posted Mon, 8 Jul 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 26 minutes later
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

With most oral contraceptive medications including microlite ,it is advised that for the first seven days of using the medication another form of contraception be used for coverage.
Barrier protection with condoms is usually the preferred method. After the first 7 days , the level of medication is thought to be sufficient to provide contraceptive protection on its own.

So you do not have to wait to the second packet , just at least 7 days.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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