When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind while taking this medication include the following:
  • Brevicon comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken by mouth once a day, at the same time each day.
  • It is very important to take Brevicon every day, at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that is 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.
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach. If Brevicon bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack of Brevicon contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you have finished a pack, start a new pack right away, even if you are still having your period. You will probably start your period during the last seven days of the pack.
  • 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 a week.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Brevicon Dosing Information

It is important that you follow Brevicon dosing instructions very carefully, in order to avoid unintentional pregnancy. There are a few different ways to start taking Brevicon for the first time. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Brevicon Dosage for more information, including how to start Brevicon and what to do about missed pills.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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