Delay period


Hi @Dr_Paula

I am currently using the Lizinna combined pill.
I am looking to delay my period and wondering how much I can delay it and still be protected?

I currently take a 21 day pill pack and break for 4 days. Can I extend taking the pill to 28 days (open some of a new pack), take 4 days off and still be protected?



Hello @R20

Apologies for the slow reply - I am on holiday at the moment - so not checking the forum very regularly.

Yes, you can delay your period for as long as you like - some people take 3 packs in a row and then have a break or take the pill continuously without a break. The thing that you cannot do is to go for more than 7 days without a pill.

Many thanks