An Introduction to Your Dosage of Altavera
™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Nordette®
. There is only one standard dose of Altavera.
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. Although birth control pills
are extremely effective when taken as directed, their effectiveness decreases significantly if you take them incorrectly.
Altavera Dosing for Birth Control
The first 21 tablets of each pack of Altavera contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets do not contain any active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period.
Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is especially common for the first few months after you start taking Altavera. When this happens, make sure to keep taking the birth control pill as usual.
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet every day, at the same time each day. Each pack will last for four weeks (28 days). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not let any days pass between packs, even if you are still having your period (this may take a little planning, as you will need a new pack on hand).