When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind when using Kelnor include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day, every day, and at the same time each day.
  • Each pack of Kelnor contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away, even if you are still having your period. You will probably start your period during the last seven days of the pack.
  • You can take Kelnor with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • It is important to take this medication every day and 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.
  • 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.

Dosing Information for Kelnor

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