Cryselle comes in packages of 6 blister card dispensers, each containing 28 tablets: 21 active tablets that are white, and 7 inactive tablets that are light-green colored.
How to take Cryselle
For this contraceptive method to be fully effective, you must take it exactly as prescribed and not exceed intervals of 24 hours.
Take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins.
You should take one white tablet every day for 21 consecutive days. After the 21 days, continue by taking one light-green inactive tablet daily for 7 consecutive days. Take your tablets every day at the same time each day, preferably after your evening meal or before going to bed. You should always start a new cycle of Cryselle on the same day of the week (Sunday) on which you began the first one. If you start a cycle later than you should protect yourself by using another method of contraception until you have taken a white tablet daily for 7 days.
Do not skip any doses as pregnancy is more likely to occur if you miss pills, start a new pack late, or take your pill at a different time than usual.
What do I do if I forget to take Cryselle?
If you forget to take one white, active pill, take it right away and then take your next one at your scheduled time. Your birth control will not be affected. If you miss two in weeks 1-2 of your cycle, take two pills on the day you remember and two the following day. Continue with the rest as usual and use condoms for the next 7 days. If you miss two pills in week three, throw out the rest of your pack and begin a new one right away. If you began your pack on a Sunday, then keep taking your pills until the next Sunday, stopping the pack and then starting a new one on that Sunday. If you’re ever unsure, use condoms or a diaphragm until you have taken your pills properly for 7 days.
What do I do if I took my pill too late?
If you take a pill later in the day than usual, this will not affect your birth control. Continue to take the rest as you normally do and consider setting a reminder on your phone to help you remember. If it has been more than 24 hours since you were due to take it, follow the steps for a missed pill.