Femodette comes in strips of 21 pills, and each pill is marked with a day of the week. You should take one pill at the same time every day, according to the day of the week printed on the strip. Follow the arrow on the strip until you have no more pills.
You can swallow each pill with water if you need to, but don’t chew it.
If you choose to take Femodette on a 21-day basis, once you’ve taken all 21 pills in the strip, take a 7-day, pill-free break from it. Within a few days of taking the last pill from the strip, you should experience a withdrawal bleed, which may not have finished by the time you’re ready to start your new strip.
Provided you’ve taken the pills correctly and start the next strip when you should, you don’t need to use any additional contraception like a condom during this 7-day pill-free window.
Start your next strip after the 7-day pill-free break, even if you’re still experiencing some bleeding. If you’re taking Femodette correctly, you’ll always start a new strip on the same day of the week.
If you’d prefer to take Femodette on a continuous basis (taking it every day, with no breaks between strips) or on an extended basis (taking it every day for 9 weeks, followed by no pills for 4 or 7 days), discuss this with our prescriber during your consultation, who can advise you on the process.