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Skipping periods with Logynon ED


Hi,

I'm trying to find out if it is possible to skip a period on the pill I am currently taking.
I am on Logynon ED and after doing some reading online I believe this is a triphasic pill?
The majority of info I have come across on here is that is either not possible or recommended to skip periods when using triphasic pills, you are only able to skip periods when using monophasic pills?

Can anyone advise me if this info is correct?

Thanks
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replied July 2nd, 2011
Extremely eHealthy
here is some research study on the subject;

Plain Language Summary
Birth control pills with three phases versus one phase

Side effects of birth control pills may keep women from using them as planned. Attempts to decrease side effects led to the three-phase pill in the 1980s. Pills with three phases provide different amounts of hormones over three weeks. One-phase pills have the same amount of hormone for three weeks. Whether three-phase pills lead to fewer pregnancies is unknown. Nor is it known if the pills give better cycle control or fewer side effects. This review looked at whether three-phase pills worked as well as one-phase pills. It also studied whether women had fewer side effects with these pills.

We did a computer search for studies of pills with three phases versus pills with one phase. We also wrote to researchers and manufacturers to find other trials. We included randomized trials in any language. The studies had to have at least three treatment cycles.

We found 21 trials that looked at three-phase versus one-phase birth control pills. Many studies did not have good methods and the authors did not always report all their methods. The two types of pills did not differ in the numbers of women who got pregnant. Some trials found better bleeding patterns with the three-phase pill. The numbers of women who stopped using the pills were about the same for both types of pills.

The evidence was not strong enough to say whether the three-phase pill was better than the one-phase pill for pregnancy prevention, bleeding patterns, or continued use. Therefore, we recommend one-phase pills for women starting to use birth control pills. Large trials of good quality are needed to see if pills with three phases work better than those with one phase.

This is a Cochrane review abstract and plain language summary, prepared and maintained by The Cochrane Collaboration, currently published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 Issue 6, Copyright © 2011 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.. The full text of the review is available in The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1464-780X).

This record should be cited as: Van Vliet HAAM, Grimes DA, Lopez LM, Schulz KF, Helmerhorst FM. Triphasic versus monophasic oral contraceptives for contraception. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003553. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003553.pub2
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