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How Effective Is Quartette?

Quartette was shown to be an effective birth control method in a large clinical trial. In this study, for every 100 women who used Quartette for a year, 3.19 became pregnant (this includes women who did not take the medication correctly). This is quite effective, compared to many other methods of contraception. For instance, as many as 14 percent of women using condoms for a year will become pregnant.
 

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind while taking this contraceptive include the following:
 
  • Quartette comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
 
  • It does not matter if you take the tablets with food or on an empty stomach. If the drug seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
 
  • Each pack contains 91 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one the next day. You will probably get your period during the last seven days of the pack.
 
  • It is normal to experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods while taking Quartette. Keep taking the pills as normal.
 
  • It is very important to take the tablets every day, at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
 
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for seven days.
 
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 

Dosing Information

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