How to start Estelle-35ED
If you are not currently using a hormonal contraceptive, the first
tablet of Estelle-35ED must be taken on the first day of the
cycle (first day of bleeding). Starting a bit later, on day 2 through
to day 5 of your cycle is allowed, but during the first cycle a
barrier method of contraception is recommended for the first two
taking the tablet in the red section marked with the appropriate
day of the week. Take the small yellow hormonal tablets daily until
all 21 of the small yellow hormonal tablets have been taken. Continue
by taking the white non-hormonal tablets daily for 7 days. Withdrawl
bleeding should usually occur within 2 to 4 days after taking the
last small yellow hormonal tablet.
the first cycle only, an additional form of contraception (except
the rhythm and temperature methods) must be used for the first 14
days of tablet taking. Tablets should be taken at the same time
each day if possible.
from another combined oral contraceptive (COC)
You should start with Estelle-35ED preferably on the day after
the last hormonal tablet of your previous oral contraceptive.
At the latest, you can start Estelle-35ED on the day following
the usual tablet free or non-hormonal tablet interval of your previous
oral contraceptive. You should start Estelle-35ED in the red
section on the day after the last hormonal tablet of your previous
from a progestogen only method (minipill, injection, implant)
You may change any day from the minipill, (from an implant on the
day of its removal, or from an injectable when the next injection
would be due), but in all cases you should use an additional form
of contraception (barrier methods) for the first two weeks.
first trimester abortion (i.e. within the first 3 months of pregnancy)
You may start immediately. When doing so, you do not need to take
additional contraceptive measures.
delivery or second trimester abortion (ie between 3 and 6 months
You should start 21 to 28 days after delivery or second trimester
abortion. When starting later, you should use additional contraception
(barrier methods) for the first 7 days of tablet taking.
However, if intercourse has already occurred, pregnancy should be
excluded before the actual start of Estelle-35ED. Alternatively
you wait for your next menstrual period before starting.