- A woman should make sure to use the Pill consistently and continually. She should take it at the same time, every day.
- An individual who uses the pill should understand how to take the pill properly and what to do if she accidently misses a pill.
If a woman misses 2 or more pills during any cycle, she should use an alternate method of birth control as a back-up.
- It is helpful to associate pill use with some other regular daily activity (such as taking it before a person brushes her teeth). This way, taking the pill becomes part of a routine.
- A female should remember to bring an extra pack of pills when traveling if she will finish the old pack while away.
If you have any questions about your birth control method, please contact your healthcare provider. You will lower your chances for birth control failure if you have a proper and thorough understanding of how to use your contraceptive.