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Is it ok to take a pill from another pack if you lost one?

By Anonymous March 16, 2012 - 11:37am
 
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I lost a pill and can't find it. My pill have all the same strength. It was the second Monday of the pack. Is it ok if I took that same Monday from the new pack to make up for it? I was just wondering if I was protected. My husband and I had sexual relationship the day after.

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Anonymous

Hi Anon,

If you didn't miss a dose, then you should be fine.  If you are still concerned, it's best to talk to your doctor.

http://www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/missed-birth-control-pill-advocacy-sheet

Best,

Daisy

March 19, 2012 - 3:49am
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Anonymous

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  When you forget to take a birth control pill, you increase the chance of releasing an egg from your ovary and the chances of getting pregnant. However, if you forget to take any of the last 7 out of the 28 day pills you will not raise your chance of pregnancy since these pills contain only inactive ingredients.

Here are some resources for you

www.empowher.com/birth-control/content/missed-birth-control-pill-advocacy-sheet

Best,

Daisy

March 16, 2012 - 4:11pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi
Thanks for the reply. I made up for it by taking another pill from a spare pack the same day. I did not miss a dose. Am I still protected? I took the same pill that I lost from a spare pack.

March 16, 2012 - 8:05pm
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