• 16 days ago

    Birth Control Pill Switch Concern

    I was on the birth control pill Mononessa (ortho Tri generic) for 4 years. When I went to refill last month, the pharmacy had to give me a new brand, Estarylla, because mine was discontinued. I took first pill of new brand on same day I would’ve started new pack of old brand. Pharmacy told me the pill contents were identical, just new brand. Was I still protected when starting new brand? I am supposed to get period in 3 days but lightly bleeding already so I’m worried.

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  • 16 days ago

    RE: Birth Control Pill Switch Concern

    Yes, you were protected. Sounds like you're having breakthrough bleeding. That happens sometimes (even when you don't change brands). If it happens next month too, see your gyn. It may be time to change your dosage.