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What is the max months to take althea pills ?

Hi doctor , what is the max mnths/ years to take althea pills . im 20 and i ve been taking it for straight 1o months also should my body have a 1month rest ?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.Normally this are safe drugs and can be taken as long as contraception is desired.You should take a break after about 3 years.
wishing you good health.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
You can take for pretty long time without side effects.
but as this is hormonal pill short term break is advisable.
During vacation or your husband is out for few days,you may have break about 3-4 months.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
it is low dose contraception pill
it is also use in other condition also
it has chance of side effect if taken for long time
so it is advisable to take 2 month break from the pill and restart it
as u r young age ,it is better to use other safe method like condom .
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  User's Response

For what reason you are taking this tab.As this is contraceptive pills used to avoid pregnancy,acne, heavy bleeding, to regularise menses.

If your using as contraceptive then you can continue till you want.

And for other reason consult doctor.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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