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using diane pills for 6 months can i switch to althea?

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can i switch to althea?? before i\'m using diane pills for 6 months because my menstruation is irregular?

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replied January 12th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A30332
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Your doctor/gynecologist is the best to suggest if you can switchover with your birth control pills and use alternate pills. If the birth control pills have been prescribed to help you control irregular periods, then it is important that the dosage of hormones remains the same to avoid abnormal bleeding. Consider discussing about the new birth control pills with your treating doctor/gynecologist and do not stop the use of the birth control pills on your own. If you are sexually active and changing your birth control pills, use back-up protection for additional protection if having intercourse during the switchover of the birth control pills.
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