... for 2 or 3 days right before I started the brown pills, so is it safe to say I'm not pregnant? I missed a pill during week 2 but I took two as soon as I remembered
7 Feb 2011
I hope all worked out okay for you.
When you start taking a new birth control pill ... it can take up to 3 months for your periods/cycles to become regular, and during that time you could experience irregular bleeding or very little bleeding, etc. If this continues after 3 months please see your doctor.
In terms of missing a pill... to minimize the risks of becoming pregnant please follow these:
Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss one "active" pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.
If you miss two "active" pills in a row in week one or two, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.
If you miss two "active" pills in a row in week three, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first 3 weeks, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one that day.
If you miss three "active" pills in a row during any of the first 3 weeks, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack on the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one that day.
If you miss two or more pills, you may not have a period during the month. If you miss a period for two months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.
If you miss any reminder pills, throw them away and keep taking one pill per day until the pack is empty. You do not need back-up birth control if you miss a reminder pill.
- Loestrin 24 Fe Information for Consumers
- Loestrin 24 Fe Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Loestrin 24 Fe (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I've been on birth control for a year now.. LoEstrin 24 fe .. & I always get my period as soon as I?
... start the brown "sugar" pills..but this time it has been 3 days with no period or spotting. Is this normal? Should I be worried about ...
3 answers • 10 Mar 2013
I start taking lo loestrin fe last month and its the first time I ever took birth control. I did not experience any sides effect! When I reached my ...
1 answer • 12 Apr 2014
I am on birth control, and have been for around 6 months. Last month I got my period/spotting lightly well on my third week of birth control pills, i ...
2 answers • 25 Jun 2014
I am taking Lo Loestrin Fe and I started the first day of my period on 7/714 it has now been a week and a half and I am still getting irregular ...
1 answer • 9 days ago