Occasionally, patients find their prescription has lapsed because they need to come in for an Annual Exam. This is a once-per-year appointment where the practitioner reviews a patient’s health history, addresses any concerns, and makes sure her birth control method is still a healthy fit. Once you have had an Annual Exam, your prescription will be good for one year.
If your prescription ends and you can’t get in for an Annual right away, sometimes the practitioner can write you an extension on your prescription. But it’s best to make an appointment before you run out of birth control.
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