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Emoquette Dosage

Each package of Emoquette is designed to give the proper daily dose of hormones to prevent pregnancy. In order to ensure the drug's effectiveness, you must take it as prescribed, preferably at the same time each day. You can start taking this birth control pill either on the first Sunday after your period starts or on the first day of your period.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Emoquette

The birth control pill Emoquette™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Desogen® and Ortho-Cept®. There is only one standard Emoquette dosage. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Not taking Emoquette correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.

Emoquette Dosing for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days go by between packs (this may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack on hand).
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
When you take Emoquette for the first time, you can either start it on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. Starting on Sunday may decrease the chance of having your periods on the weekends, although this is not always the case.
If you start Emoquette on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need to use 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 fall on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed).
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