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Accidentally took an active pill in sugar pill week

By Anonymous October 29, 2014 - 2:23pm
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I was 2 days into my sugar pills when I accidentally took an active pill. Does this mean I will skip my period this month? And what do I do next?

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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

First, it's good that you caught this. You should continue with the rest of the pack as usual. Since you will be one pill short of your active pills during this pack there is some chance of pregnancy and you may want to consider adding another form of birth control, such as the use of a condom, during this pack. In terms of your period it's not likely to be impacted by this since only one pill was involved.

Hope that helps,


October 29, 2014 - 5:15pm
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It is a very helpful website

October 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
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