It’s best to take the pill at the same time every day. You could set an alarm on your phone to remind you to take your pill.
Take one hormone pill per day, every day. Take the hormone pills from one packet. When they run out, start the hormone pills from a new packet. Skip your seven non-hormone pills.
When you take the pill continuously, you don’t have a monthly period.
Taking your pills continuously protects you from pregnancy — unless you forget to take more than eight pills in a row.
You can take the pill continuously for as long as you want. If you ever want to have a period, you can take your non-hormone pills for 4-7 days.
You might notice bleeding and spotting when you start taking the pill continuously. You can wait for your body to get used to taking the pill continuously, or you can decide to have your period.
Some people find they are not able to skip all of their periods on the pill, because they get spotting. Sometimes we can help with that, by changing you to a different pill. Some people who get spotting with continuous pill-taking choose to have a period every few months.