... it as soon as you remember then take your usual dose at your regular time). Then I missed a pill in week 3. I took it as soon as I remembered. What should I do? They have directions for if you miss them in a row but not for different weeks. What should I do?
Did you take a pill each day? If you made the pill up the same day you were supposed to take it, only later than the normal time, you do not need to do anything. It is best to take the pill at the same time everyday for optimal protection but if you normally take a pill first thing in the AM and you forget until later that evening, you are still ok because you made it up the same day. If you forgot for a full day, say you normally take your pill in the evening and you forget to take it until the next morning, so you take the forgotten pill in the morning then your normal dose that same evening, then you have missed a whole day so you should use a back up method for the next seven days, like a condom. If you miss another pill later in the month, the same thing, use a back up for at least seven days. The more pills you miss in a month, the higher your risk for unintended pregnancy becomes, so if you really want to be sure to be protected after missing more than one pill a month, you can use a back up method for the rest of the pack and until you finish the first seven days of the new pack. Does that make sense? If you still have questions or dont understand, comment your questions and I'll try to make it clearer! :)
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