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With Loryna, the dosage is the same for everyone -- one pill taken once a day, at the same time every day. You can take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. It's important to take Loryna correctly, as missing pills increases your risk for pregnancy.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Loryna

There is only one standard recommended dose for Loryna™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol). As is the case with any medication, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Loryna Dosing Basics

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet 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.
The first 24 tablets in the pack contain the active ingredients. The last four tablets do not contain any active ingredients. By taking these last four tablets, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.

Starting Loryna for the First Time

When you take Loryna 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. If you start this contraceptive on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need to use any backup method of birth control.
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).
If you switch from another type of birth control pill, start taking Loryna on the day you would normally start a new pack of birth control pills (no backup contraception is necessary).
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