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It’s super easy: One pill a day, same time every day for max pregnancy prevention.

It’s super easy: One pill a day, same time every day for max pregnancy prevention.

How to take Balcoltra

Tips to help you remember to take your pill

Balcoltra works best if you take it at the same time every day. Here are some tips to help you get into the routine:

Take your pill at the same time as an existing part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth.
Use a clock, calendar, or reminders app on your phone to notify you when it’s time to take your pill.
Use a visual reminder that you’ll see around the same time every day—like a sticky note on your bathroom mirror.
Put your Balcoltra pill pack in a place where you know you’ll see it every day around the same time, like your purse or backpack. “Keys, wallet, phone, Balcoltra—good to go!”
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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Balcoltra and other medications

Balcoltra may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Balcoltra works.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

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  • Take it as soon as you remember, and then take the next pill at your regular time, even if that means taking 2 pills in 1 day.
  • Continue taking 1 pill every day until you finish the pack.
  • You do NOT need to use a backup birth control method.

In week 1 or 2

  • Take the 2 missed pills as soon as you remember. Take the next 2 pills the next day.
  • Continue taking 1 pill every day until you finish the pack.
  • Use a nonhormonal backup birth control method (like a condom or diaphragm) if you have sex in the first 7 days after missing your pills.

In week 3

  • If you started your pill pack on a Sunday, take 1 pill per day until Sunday. Then throw out the rest of the pill pack and start a new pack.
  • If you started your pill pack on any other day, throw out the rest of your pill pack and start a new pack that same day.
  • Use a nonhormonal backup birth control method if you have sex in the first 7 days after missing your pills.
  • You may not have your period this month. If you miss your period 2 months in a row, you could be pregnant and you should call your doctor.
  • If you started your pill pack on a Sunday, take 1 pill per day until Sunday. Then throw out the rest of the pill pack and start a new pack.
  • If you started your pill pack on any other day, throw out the rest of your pill pack and start a new pack that same day.
  • Use a nonhormonal backup birth control method (like a condom or a diaphragm) if you have sex in the first 7 days after missing your pills.
  • You may not have your period this month. If you miss your period 2 months in a row, you could be pregnant and you should call your doctor.

Sunday Start

Your doctor may recommend you start your first pack on the first Sunday after your period starts. If your period starts on a Sunday, start your pack that day.

Day 1 Start

If your doctor recommends it, you can also start Balcoltra on the first day of your period. Balcoltra comes with stickers for you to label the pill pack according to the day you start it.

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Now you can get a Balcoltra prescription online! Simply click the button below to leave balcoltra.com and be taken to a third-party telehealth service called Mint Clinic.

Mint Clinic helps potential patients virtually connect with independent healthcare providers. The best part? Mint Clinic will also ship your prescription directly to you!

It couldn’t be easier.