Missed Your Pills?

 

If you missed 1 or more active pills, follow the chart below.

During Week 1

During Week 2 or 3

Missed 1 or more pills

Missed 1 or 2 pills

Missed 3 or more pills

  • Take 1 active pill ASAP, continue taking 1 pill daily until the end of the pack.
  • Back-up contraception for 7 days.
  • Consider Emergency Contraception if you have had vaginal sex within the last five days.  Call Sexual Health Clinic.
  • Take 1 active pill ASAP, continue taking 1 pill daily until end of pack.
  • Discard placebo (sugar) pills (no hormone free week).
  • Start NEW PACKAGE of combination oral contraception.
  • Take 1 active pill ASAP, continue taking 1 pill daily until the end of the pack.
  • Discard placebo (sugar) pills (no hormone free week).
  • Start NEW PACKAGE of combination oral contraception.
  • Back-up contraception for 7 days, consider Emergency Contraception.  Call Sexual Health Clinic.
 

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