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By May 18, 2017 - 8:34am
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My last period was April 20-23. I had unprotected sex with my bf May 11. I took marvelon 28 for birthcontrol. I started taking it before gettin my period which is May 18. Im about to take my second pill today and feeling kind of bloated. Im not sure if my periods late or is the pill working.If I took the pill before gettin my period would I still strt my period or is it goin to stop it and
if in any case I were to take 2 pills a day would that cause any problem. Let say I drink one pill at 9am and drink another one at night the same day. Would that be ineffective or would it cause a problem?

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Hello Thingamajig,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your questions about Marvelon 28, which is a combination hormonal birth control pill.

When you begin using this medicine, your body will require at least 7 days to adjust before a pregnancy will be prevented. Use a second form of contraception, such as a condom, spermicide, or diaphragm, for the first 7 days of your first cycle of pills.

Take this medicine at the same time each day. Birth control pills work best when no more than 24 hours pass between doses.

Do not skip or delay taking your pill by more than 24 hours. If you miss a dose, you could get pregnant. Ask your doctor for ways to help you remember to take your pills or about using another method of birth control.

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

Anonymous, this is general information and I suggest you speak with your gynecologist.


May 18, 2017 - 8:46am
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