U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A female asked:

When switching birth control that is the same kind of pill, is it still effective if you start new one after period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes : Your new pill will be effective as long as you took your last cycle correctly( didnt miss pills) and started the new pill no more than 7 days after the last active pill in your previous pack.
Last updated Feb 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.