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Enskyce Dosage

There is only one standard dose of Enskyce -- take one tablet once a day, at the same time each day. The first 21 tablets in each pack contain the active ingredients. Because the last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients, it gives your body a break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Missing doses will increase your risk of pregnancy.

 

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Enskyce

Enskyce™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill that is a generic version of Desogen® and Ortho-Cept®. There is only one standard dose of Enskyce. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Not taking this drug correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
 
(Enskyce is equivalent to Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Apri®, Emoquette™, Solia™, and Reclipsen™ birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
 

Recommended Enskyce Dosing Guidelines for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day (choose a time that will be easy for you to remember). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days go by between packs.
 
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 Enskyce 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. It is thought that starting on Sunday may decrease the chance of having your periods on the weekends, although this is not always the case.
 
If you start Enskyce on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need to use any backup method of 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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