Each Synphase strip contains 21 pills, and each pill is marked with a row of bubbles indicating the days of the week. When you take your first pill, you should press the bubble for the day of the week you have started taking the pills on.
Take one pill each day, at the same time, in the correct order. You can take Synphase either with or without food.
If you take your first pill on the first day of your period, you’ll be protected from pregnancy immediately. If you don’t start taking Synphase on the first day of your period, you can start on days 2-5 of your cycle, but you will need to use additional contraception such as a condom for the first 7 days.
Once you’ve used all 21 pills, take a 7-day, pill-free break. It’s likely that you’ll experience bleeding during this time.
Having taken a 7-day break, start the next strip of pills, regardless of whether you’re still bleeding or not. You’ll always start a new strip on the same day of the week. Your protection from pregnancy remains the same during the 7-day pill-free window (provided that you always start a new strip on time).