1 tablet daily beginning on day 5 of the next menstrual period (counting the 1st day of menses as day 1) for 21 days, followed by 7 tablet-free days.
Continue taking the tablet every evening after supper until the packet of 21 tablets is finished. Rest for 1 week and then start with another packet whether or not period has occurred.
Continue Micropil dosage regimen for as long as contraception is desired.
If usual menstrual cycle is <24 days, begin taking Micropil on day 1 for the 1st packet only. For subsequent cycles, begin on day 5.
Note: Take pill in numerical order and regularly at the same time every evening (after supper or at bedtime).
Patient taking pills for the 1st time should use an additional method of contraception until the first 7 pills have been taken. This only applies on the 1st month or cycle.
Menstrual period should be expected during the week when patient is not taking Micropil or is taking the red film-coated tablet in Micropil Plus. Patient should not be alarmed if the amount is less than usual.
Missed Tablet: If a tablet is forgotten, it should be taken as soon as remembered and then the subsequent dose in the evening. If patient forgot taking pills for 2 consecutive days, spotting or flow may occur. Patient should then take 3 tablets and use additional contraceptive precaution for the rest of the cycle.