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There is only one standard dosage of Gildagia. Starting at the beginning of the pack (which contains 28 pills), take one tablet at the same time each day. It's important to take this medication every day, as missing doses may increase your risk for pregnancy. After you finish one pack, start a new one the next day.

 

An Introduction to Gildagia Dosing

Gildagia™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription oral contraceptive and is a generic version of Ovcon® 35. There is only one standard dose. As always, do not adjust this amount 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.
 

How to Take Gildagia

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet every day, at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days. After you have finished 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.
 
The first 21 tablets contain the active ingredients (the hormones). The last seven tablets do not contain any hormones. During this last week, your body gets a short break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. In fact, the "period" you get while on birth control pills isn't really a period at all; it is just the effect of withdrawing from the hormones in the pills. Most women tend to have shorter, lighter periods while taking birth control pills, although this isn't always the case.
 
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