The patient must wait until her next menstrual period. On the day on which the bleeding starts, she must take her first tablet.
The patient must take one tablet marked with that day of the week from the top row. The patient must continue to take one tablet a day following the direction indicated by the arrows.
When a pack is empty, the patient must begin the next day - thus without interruption and without waiting for her next menstrual period.
The patient must always take one tablet at the same time every day. It is best to do so about the time of the evening meal.
When the patient has forgotten to take a tablet: As soon as the patient notices that she has forgotten to take even a single tablet, she must take one immediately. Naturally, she should then continue to take her daily tablet in the normal way.