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backup needed when i switch from seaonique to Avaine?

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My doctor told me to switch from seaonique to Avaine. She told me to switch when the placebo pills started (which is this sunday) because I currently have a period on seasonique. How long should I use a backup method?

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replied June 6th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A23757
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While switching over of birth control pills, consider using additional protection throughout the use of the new pill pack until you get your next withdrawal bleeding (or a minimum of upto 3 weeks). For further clarification, discuss with your treating doctor/gynecologist.
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