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I put my bc bill in a pill box and probably take them out of order. I use zovia 1/35. Is there a reason the active pills should be taken in order?
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No
As long as you take the 21 active pills for 21 days then either skip 7 or take the inactive pills the other seven, you are fine.
The active pill medication in that type of birth control pill is the same in every active pill.

In brief: No
As long as you take the 21 active pills for 21 days then either skip 7 or take the inactive pills the other seven, you are fine.
The active pill medication in that type of birth control pill is the same in every active pill.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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In brief: For that pill, no
The pill you mention is what's called monophasic: all the active pills are identical, so the order you take them in doesn't matter. Some brands of pills (ortho tri-cyclen, for example) are tri-phasic; the active pills come on 3 different strengths, 1 for each week of active pills.
For those, you do need to keep the pills in their respective weeks.

In brief: For that pill, no
The pill you mention is what's called monophasic: all the active pills are identical, so the order you take them in doesn't matter. Some brands of pills (ortho tri-cyclen, for example) are tri-phasic; the active pills come on 3 different strengths, 1 for each week of active pills.
For those, you do need to keep the pills in their respective weeks.
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