Mini-pills are used to prevent pregnancy. They release a regular dose of the hormone progestin. They are different from regular combination birth control pills, which contain both progestin and estrogen.
Mini-pills come in packs. Every mini-pill in the pack contains progestin. There are no sugar pills. So you have to take a pill every day at the same time to prevent pregnancy, even during your period.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Always read the label for specific instructions, or call your doctor or nurse call line. Here are some basic guidelines:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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