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Natazia Dosage

When taking Natazia for contraception, there is only one standard dosage -- one tablet once a day. It is important that you take Natazia at the same time every day. Missing doses can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Each pack will last for 28 days; it is important to not let any days pass in between packs.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Natazia

There is only one standard dose of Natazia® (dienogest/estradiol valerate). As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Natazia Dosage Guidelines

When you take Natazia for the first time, start the pack on the first day of your period. You will need to use a nonhormonal backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first nine days.
 
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days. After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one. Do not wait any days between packs, even if you have not started your period yet.
 
The first 26 tablets contain the active ingredients. The last two tablets contain no active ingredients. By taking these last two tablets, your body gets a break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
 
You may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is not your period; keep taking Natazia as usual. The bleeding or spotting is common and usually improves with time.
 
If you are switching to Natazia from another combination birth control pill, you should start the Natazia pack on the first day of your period. Do not take any more pills from your previous birth control pack. You will need to use a nonhormonal backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first nine days. Ask your healthcare provider what to do if you do not have a period.
 
If you are switching to Natazia from the patch or a vaginal ring, you should start the Natazia pack on the day you remove the patch or ring. You will need to use a nonhormonal backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first nine days.
 
If you are switching to Natazia from a progestin-only birth control method, you should start the Natazia pack as follows:
 
  • If switching from a progestin-only pill, take the first Natazia pill on the day you would have taken your next progestin-only pill. Do not take any more progestin-only pills.
  • If switching from an implant, take the first Natazia pill on the day your implant is removed.
  • If switching from an intrauterine device, take the first Natazia pill on the day your intrauterine device is removed.
  • If switching from a birth control injection, take the first Natazia pill on the day you would have received your next injection.
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You will need to use a nonhormonal backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first nine days.
 
If you are unsure how to switch to Natazia from a different type of birth control, contact your healthcare provider. He or she can give you specific instructions about how exactly to switch.
  
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