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hunnybunny888
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I can't remember if this has been asked before...but does it matter if you take your birth control pills out of order (ie. the second row of pills for the first week)? Or all they all the same dosage
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Bun Bun
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It depends on if your pills are the triphasic or monophasic kind. Monophasic combined contraceptives have the same dosage of hormones for first 21 days. These are the "active" pills. This could be all the pills in a pack if you have a 21 day pack, or if you have a 28 day pack the last seven pills contain no hormones and are a different colour than the rest. These are called reminder pills, or placebos. With triphasic pills, each week is a different dosage of hormones and a different colour.

If you're on a monophasic pill, it's completely fine to take the active pills out of order.

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