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can i continue to take my birth control if ive missed three days?and take all four???

By Anonymous March 15, 2014 - 12:56am
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I left out of town for a four days and fogot my bc. I came home and took 4 bc at once. I then realized that probably wasnt a good idea. im just wondering is there an after effect since i did that?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and usually the answer is no. It depends on the birth control pill that you are using. Most birth control pills that I am familiar with - direct you to wait and start a new pack if you miss 3 pills in a row....however, it depends on the pill that you are taking as some allow for catch up but it is only two a day. Since you didn't explain which pill you are taking, call your Pharmacist and ask him/her what you can do. It is not common that taking four pills at once is the answer so please check first before you take the pills.


Good luck,


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