Extra Contraceptive Precautions

When you need extra contraceptive precautions, either;

  • Don't have sex,
  • Or use a cap plus spermicide,
  • Or use a condom.

Do not use the rhythm or temperature methods as extra contraceptive precautions. This is because oral contraceptives alter the usual menstrual cycle changes such as changes in temperature and cervical mucus.

The 7-Day Rule
Continue taking your tablets. You will not be protected from pregnancy until you have taken your daily small yellow hormone tablet for the next 7 days in a row.


Use another method of contraception (See Extra Contraceptive Precautions) such as condoms or do not have sexual intercourse for the next 7 days while taking the next 7 small yellow hormone tablets.


If there are fewer than 7 small yellow hormone tablets left in the pack, finish the small yellow hormone tablets and go straight on to the small yellow hormone tablets of the next pack.


This means that you do not leave a gap between the small yellow hormone tablets and you miss out the white non-hormonal tablets if you have the 28-day pack. You may not have a period until the end of the next pack. This is not harmful.

Advice in case of vomiting and Diarrhoea
Vomiting and Diarrhoea can interfere with the absorption of Estelle™-35ED and reduce its contraceptive effect. If vomiting occurs within 3-4 hours after tablet taking, absorption may not be complete. FOLLOW THE 7 DAY RULE as outlined above. If you do not want to change your normal tablet-taking schedule, you need to take the extra tablet(s) from another pack.

How to shift periods or how to delay a period
To delay a period you should continue with small yellow hormonal tablets from another pack of Estelle™-35ED without a tablet-free interval or the white non-hormonal tablets. The extension can be carried on for as long as desired until the end of the second pack. During the extension you may experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting.

To shift your periods to another day of the week than you are used to with your current scheme, you can shorten your forthcoming tablet-free interval or omit the non-hormonal tablet in Estelle™-35ED by as many days as you like.


The shorter the interval, the higher the risk that you will not have a withdrawal bleed and will experience breakthrough bleeding and spotting during the second pack (just as when delaying a period).

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