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missed first 3 pills of week one

By Anonymous September 7, 2010 - 5:35pm
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should i get the pack and just start it up as soon as possible ? or should i wait till the next month?

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If you missed 2 or more active (hormonal) pills or if you started a pack 2 or more days late

1. Take 2 active (hormonal) pills as soon as possible and then continue taking pills daily. You should take 2 pills on the same day. You may take one at the moment of remembering, and the other at the regular time or both at the same time.
2. Also, use condoms or abstain from sex until you have taken active (hormonal) pills for 7 days in a row.
3. If you missed the pills in the third week of the pack, you should continue taking the active (hormonal) pills in your current pack daily. When all active pills have been taken, discard the pack and begin a new pack the next day. You should not take the 7 inactive pills.
4. If you missed the pills during the first week and had unprotected sex you should use emergency contraception for maximum protection, in addition to taking today's active birth control pill.

Full article: http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/topics/contraception/pill-missed.html

September 7, 2010 - 6:41pm
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