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Amethia Dosage

The standard dosage of Amethia for preventing pregnancy is one tablet taken once a day, at the same time every day. Because this is an extended-cycle birth control pill, each pack lasts for 91 days. It is important to know exactly what to do if you miss any of these pills, as missing doses increases your risk of pregnancy.

An Introduction to Your Amethia Dosage

There is only one standard dose of Amethia™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Amethia Dosing Guidelines for Birth Control

When you take Amethia for the first time, start it on the first Sunday after your period starts. If your period happens to start on a Sunday, start the pack on the first day of your period. For the first seven days after starting Amethia, a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, is necessary. From then on, take one tablet every day.
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 91 days (13 weeks) in 3 trays. Start at the front tray and continue through the pack. After you finish one tray, immediately start a new one.
The first 84 tablets (which are white) contain both levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. The last 7 tablets (the light blue tablets) contain a low dosage of ethinyl estradiol, but no levonorgestrel. With these last 7 tablets, your body gets a break from the levonorgestrel, allowing you to have a period. You may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is not your period; keep taking Amethia as usual.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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