How to switch birth control pills?

Aug 03, 2011
If you decided to switch your current birth control option because of side effects, like cramping or headaches, it is important to note that not all birth control pills are the same. Different birth control pill brands contain different amounts of hormones.
It is best to start taking new birth control pills after you have finished taking the old pack. This will reduce the risk of developing various side affects associated with mixing different birth control pills. It is recommended to use condoms or spermicide for the first week when you start a new method.
Ask your doctor for advice to help you choose the best birth control option based on your history and health condition.