I just switched to a new brand of birth control pills a few days ago. Does it take a month to adjust to the new pill and be protected, or will it start working right away?

If you start taking your new pack of pills on time and continue taking them correctly and consistently, there is no need to wait a month. Even though you are switching brands, the important thing is stay with your regular routine. If your routine was disrupted, contact your doctor or call Teen Clinic at 303.442.5160 to speak with our helpful, friendly health care professionals.

Your body may respond differently to a new pill and you might notice different side effects. It generally takes about three months for the body to adjust fully to a new medication, but don’t worry, you are protected if you continue taking the pill as usual.