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Planning to take althea pill as contraceptive measure. Details of intake and time?

my bf will be home next month on April 30... my menstrual period is regular and i was just done a week ago... im planning to take althea pill in his coming for protection..when will be the right time to take the pill? its okay if will stop after his leaving on 2nd week of May? Looking forward for ur replies..thankz a lot!
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hi thanks for the query.

Althea pill has cyproterone acetate which has antiandrogen activity and hence more side effects. It is mainly used when patients have acne/ PCOS also.If you don't have these, then you can try other pills with safe progesterone.

Pills should be started on day 1 of menstrual cycle an the pack should not be left in between for its complete contraceptive effect

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