Can you take co-cyprindiol non stop? I have taken it for 4 months and have had bad skin problems that are now clear. I have also had endometriosis. I want to stop taking this pill - when can I safely do so? Tomorrow? Will I painfully bleed?
As far as literature is concerned, you cannot take co-cyprindiol non stop. It is normally advised to take it accordingly: starting on the first day of your next period, take one tablet daily for 21 days and then have 7 days without taking a tablet. Patients then continue to take one tablet daily for 21 days and then have 7 pill-free days until their doctor tells them otherwise. There are circumstances where one can start the next packet of co-cyprindiol straight away without any tablet-free days and this is in the event that if you are more than 12 hours late taking a tablet.
It is always advisable to inform and discuss with your GP before stopping any medication and we suggest you speak to your GP before stopping co-cyprindiol altogether.
A bleed is expected during tablet-free days, and so this rationale can be applied to if you stop taking co-cyprindiol you may find that you bleed. With regard to it being painful, this is difficult for us to answer as each individual is different.
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