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Caziant Dosage

Every woman takes the same dosage of Caziant, and it is important to take this birth control pill exactly as described because not doing so increases the risk of pregnancy. One pill is taken every day and at the same time each day. You can start this oral contraceptive on the first day of your period or the first Sunday after your period starts.

An Introduction to Your Caziant Dosage

There is only one standard dose of Caziant™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Not taking Caziant correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
(Caziant is a generic version of the brand-name birth control pill Cyclessa®.)

Basic Caziant Dosing Information

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (4 weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand).
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets contain no active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.

How to Start Taking Caziant

When you take Caziant for the first time, you can start it either on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts, even if you are still having your period. Starting on Sunday may decrease the chance that you will have your periods on the weekends, although this is not always the case.
If you start Caziant on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need any backup contraception. If you choose a Sunday start, you need to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first week. If the first day of your period happens to be on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed).
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