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Taking Heather Safely

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations for when and how to use Heather include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • Missing Heather (or other progestin-only) pills or taking them late is more likely to result in pregnancy, compared with combined oral contraceptives. It is essential that you take them at exactly the same time every day.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills or take them even a few hours late. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of birth control (such as condoms).
  • Each pack contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new pack right away.
  • You may have your period early or late while taking Heather. Keep taking your pills either way; do not stop taking them during your period.
  • It does not matter if you take this birth control pill with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to dose Heather, regardless of your weight, age, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Heather Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Heather can interact with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Heather).
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