How to take Blisovi Fe
Like other hormonal birth control pills, Blisovi Fe is most effective when taken at the same time every day. Before you start your first pack, you should pick a time of day that will work for you every day of the week. That means that if you’re an early bird on weekdays but enjoy a lie-in on the weekends, an early morning time isn’t a great choice. You can set an alarm on your phone so you remember to take your pill but after a while, the routine should become easier to remember.
Depending on when you start taking the pill, it might not be immediately effective. We recommend using a back-up birth control method like condoms for the first 7 days, as you wait for the hormones to kick in.
Nausea is a possible side effect of Blisovi Fe. If you experience it, try taking your pill with a snack or small meal. Taking birth control with food isn’t a requirement, though. Feel free to take it with just a sip of water, or nothing at all (we won’t judge).
Because Blisovi Fe 1/20 and Blisovi Fe 1.5/30 are both 21-day packs, you’ll take active pills for the first three weeks and then finish with a week of inactive pills containing an iron supplement. The week when you’re taking the inactive pill is when you’ll get your period.
If you’re taking Blisovi 24 Fe, you’ll have 24 days of active pills followed by 4 days of inactive pills. Compared to Blisovi Fe 1/20 and 1.5/30, you might experience a shorter period.
How effective is Blisovi Fe?
If you take Blisovi Fe every day at the same time, it’s around 99% effective.
That means that if 100 women are taking Blisovi Fe for a year, less than one woman would get pregnant.
When you miss a pill, your birth control becomes a little less effective. That might sound a little scary, but it also puts the effectiveness in your hands. Pick a time that works for you, and do your best to take it every day. If you find yourself missing pills regularly, it might be better to try a birth control that you don’t need to interact with as much, like the patch or ring.
I missed a Blisovi Fe pill — now what?
It happens to the best of us. You forgot to set your alarm, had a surprise meeting or got caught up in a really good book. As long as you get back on track as soon as possible, you don’t need to worry.
Miss a single pill? Take it as soon as you remember. If that means taking two pills the same day, that’s ok.
Miss two active pills in Week 1 or Week 2? Take two pills a day for two days before going back to your normal routine. We also recommend using condoms or another back-up birth control for a week, just to be on the safe side.
Miss two consecutive pills in Week 3? Throw your pack away and start a new one. Same goes if you miss three active pills in a row during any week.
And if you miss one of your inactive pills, you’re totally in the clear. Just throw away the missed pill and proceed as normal.
Because missing pills changes the hormone levels in your body, it’s possible you won’t get a period that month. If it doesn’t come back by the following month, though, we recommend taking a pregnancy test.
Medically reviewed by
Ms Laurenmarie Cormier
on August 02, 2022.
This page was medically reviewed by Ms Laurenmarie Cormier, Nurse Practitioner
on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.
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