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I just got a new brand of pills, can I start it right now instead of waiting for my next period?

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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not a good idea

Starting new birth control pills in the middle of your menstrual cycle may seriously disrupt your hormone levels and you will have very irregular bleeding.
It may also decrease the effectiveness of the pills for birth control. I would recommend following your physician's advice, starting the new pill as you finish the package of your current pills.

In brief: Not a good idea

Starting new birth control pills in the middle of your menstrual cycle may seriously disrupt your hormone levels and you will have very irregular bleeding.
It may also decrease the effectiveness of the pills for birth control. I would recommend following your physician's advice, starting the new pill as you finish the package of your current pills.
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