The standard dosage of Briellyn is the same for all women -- one tablet taken at the same time each day (with or without food). Each pack contains 28 pills. The first 21 pills contain the active ingredients; the last 7 pills do not -- this gives your body a break from the hormones and allows you to have a period.
There is only one standard dose of Briellyn™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although birth control pills are extremely effective when taken as directed, their effectiveness decreases significantly if you take them incorrectly.
(Briellyn is a generic version of Ovcon® 35. The information in this article also applies to Ovcon 35.)
How to Take BriellynStarting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet every day, at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you have finished one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days pass between packs, even if you are still having your period (this may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack on hand).
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients (progestin and estrogen). The last seven tablets do not contain any hormones. During this last week, your body gets a short break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. In fact, the "period" you get while on birth control pills isn't really a period at all; it is just the effect of withdrawing from the hormones in the pills.