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|extraneousness - Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:51 pm||
I vomited literally 30 seconds after I took my birth control pill (ortho tri cyclen lo) so I'm considering it missed. It was the 4th active pill in the pack. The directions that came with my prescription tell me what to do if I miss a pill and it's still in the pack (take it as soon as possible) but not what to do if I miss a pill and don't have a replacement. I called three pharmacies to no avail, and I called my doctors office but they closed at 11:45 in the morning.
Thankfully, I'm not concerned about pregnancy this month, but I am concerned about what this will do to my cycle/period. It'd be nice to know what to do for future reference, also. Is having another pill pack on hand the only option? Will completely missing this pill screw up my cycle?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:31 pm||
You can take the last pill in the pack, thereby making your cycle shortened by one day. This is not a problem so if this happens again and you need to take a replacement pill, just go ahead and take one. Altering your cycle by a day or two is not a problem and missing one pill is not serious. If you are sexually active, missing two puts you at a greater risk; missing one is less of a concern.
Just start the next pack as you usually would. You should get your withdrawal bleeding (period) during that time.
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