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My OB prescribed me Althea Pills.

She advised me to take the next pack (2nd month) during the 1st day of my period, so that according to her I won't get confused in taking it. However, when I checked the instruction in the Althea Box also MIMS online, it stated there that "after taking the 21st pill, have a 7 tablet-free days, then start a new pack regardless of your period".

Nevertheless, I followed my OB. I finished my 1st pack on Sept 24. I had my period on Oct 4, which then would be 9 tablet-free days.

Would this affect or increase the risk of getting pregnant? Will I have to follow the instruction of using condom for the next 7 days?
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replied March 3rd, 2010
Hi there. Thank you for posting your question on Ehealthforum. Restarting a new pack of the BC pill 7 days or 9 days should not be too critical an issue. But I would follow Mims if I were you -- easier for one thing. You should be OK but if your that worried, by all means, use condoms for the next 7 days.

Andrew Rynne.


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replied March 31st, 2010
althea pills taken after the 7th day of menstual bleeding
Hi there,
I took the Althea Pills 10 days after my menstrual bleeding. My menstrual bleeding was around the 26th of february, we had sexual intercourse after the 7th pill, is this safe or not? coz im wondering why im still not having any menstruation and its the 1st of april. should i be worried?thanks..
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replied April 13th, 2010
3 Missed tablets after the 7-day tablet free period
Hello Doctor,

I was supposed to start a new pack of my pill on Sat, April 10, which is the 8th day of the 7-day tablet free period. However, I was only able to buy my pill today, April 13. I already took today''s dose. Should I still take the 3 tablet that I missed(tablets that I was supposed to take on the April 10th, 11th and 12th)?

Thanks so much!
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replied October 1st, 2010
menstruation stops on my 2nd set
my 1st mo. of using pills was dianne. i started with it on the 2nd day of my menstruation. . .the blood continues til it became stain (dark brown). . .i had it til the 7 day tablet-free period til i took 2 pills (change to althea) of my 2nd set of pills. on the 3rd day of my 2nd set the blood (stain) stop til now. do i need to worry? plz answer. . . is it because i suddenly switch to different brand. it was advised by a doctor.
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replied June 4th, 2011
Hello doc,

What will happen if i continue taking althea pills without a 7 days rest? for example i have finished the 1st pack today then tomorrow i will take the 2nd pack. is this can delay my period? or i will not get period i continue?
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replied June 4th, 2011
Hello doc,

What will happen if i continue taking althea pills without a 7 days rest? for example i have finished the 1st pack today then tomorrow i will take the 2nd pack. is this can delay my period? or i will not get period i continue?
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replied August 16th, 2013
hi there , did doc answer ur question? please do inform me too i also have same problem with you.. thanks
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replied October 17th, 2011
12th tablet intead of 1st tablet
hi! I had a mistake on taking Althe Pills.. I started on the 12th tablet instead of the first one. I'd been on my 5th tablet today. Should I still continue taking it? Is it safe for me to have contact despite my mistake?
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replied January 13th, 2013
good morning doc!
i want to take althea pills for my pimples and acne but then i was worried coz i want to get pregnant when my husband is already here with me..can i get pregnant if i would stop taking this pills doc?
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