Posted by: reyanah | 2004/10/16

starting contraception

Hi there. I intend starting using Nordette as a contraceptive. Can u please advise as to where i start- with the red pills or at the yellow pill indicated on the first day of my period?


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During the first cycle of administration, it is instructed to take one yellow tablet daily for 21 consecutive days beginning on Day 1 of your menstrual cycle, i.e. the first day of bleeding.
One red inert tablet is taken daily for the next 7 consecutive days.
Withdrawal bleeding should usually occur 2 to 4 days after the last yellow tablet is taken. During this first cycle, a mechanical, i.e. barrier, method of contraception should be supplemented until 14 tablets have been taken

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