Currently I'm on Aviane 28 (generic of Alesse) and I finish my pack next Sunday. My mom went to go get my prescription refilled when the pharmacist said that something happened with the manufacturer of Aviane and it won't be available (it wasn't made clear to me exactly what happened). But anyway, the pharmacist is instead giving me another generic BC pill that is the same as Aviane. My question is: if I start this new BC pill at the right time and it is equivalent to the birth control pill I am currently on, is there a need to use a back up method of birth control for the first week/month? Will I have to treat is as if I just started birth control? What are your suggestions?...
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So long as it's the same general type of BCP, meaning a 28 day pill, same dosaging, etc, you can start it just as you would Aviane and go from there. You should not need to use a back-up method unless you miss a pill.
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