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When should a woman start with Mercilon?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Good Morning, I started taking the pill (rigevidon) and I recently finished my 21 days, I never took a break so I went on to take about another 7 days. The pill I was taking was making me feel really sick and depressed so last Thursday (7th of May) I stopped taking it and yesterday (11th of May) I went to the DR who prescribed me with a different kind (mercilon) . My question is, when can I start taking the new pill, can I start taking it on Thursday 14th of May as this would be my 7 day break or because it’s a new pill do I need to wait until my next period? XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can start it on 14th may.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Thanks for trusting us about your health care.
I can understand your concern here.
Mercilon is also a combined oral contraceptive pill and you can start the pill form any day of your menstrual cycle if you are sure that you are not pregnant.
Usually they start on first day of menstrual cycle or on 5 th day of menstrual cycle Continue for 21 days with 7 days break.
So you can start it on 14 th may or you can waiwait for your menses.
Hopefully found useful, feel free to discuss more.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (4 hours later)
Hi there,

thank you very much for your response. May I ask, even though I took about 28 pills without any break, and I can start my new pill On thursday. Can I currently still have unprotected intercourse in the meantime? Will I be protected?

Many thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Better go for protected sex.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

You are most welcome.
You can go for unprotected sex during this period but its better to go for protected sex( use barrier method) to prevent pregnancy.
Hope it found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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When should a woman start with Mercilon?

Brief Answer: You can start it on 14th may. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I can understand your concern here. Mercilon is also a combined oral contraceptive pill and you can start the pill form any day of your menstrual cycle if you are sure that you are not pregnant. Usually they start on first day of menstrual cycle or on 5 th day of menstrual cycle Continue for 21 days with 7 days break. So you can start it on 14 th may or you can waiwait for your menses. Hopefully found useful, feel free to discuss more. Regards