... sat and sun and on monday I mistakenly took 3 pills instread of 2 one day and two,the next to get back on track. Since I took 3, now im back on tuesday and started bleeding. Should I continue to take the pills of thid pack luke normal or start a new pack. Im not sure if it makes a diff since my starting day is tues. Please help me
Yasmin - Im taking ocella. I just started my pack on tuesday and forgot to take it on (first week)?
Added 8 Mar 2012:
I have read the instructions many times but instead of following the directions of a missed 2 day active pill, I had overdosed and taken 3 pills instead of 2, the third day and two the fourth day. Because I took 3 the third day after I missed 2 days, it technically puts me bavk to my starting day (tue) of the week. I just need to know if I should continue with the same pack or start a new pack on day 1(tues). Thanks.
If you didn't cover the missed doses as described then follow instructions as below.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant.
If you miss one"active" pill, take the dose as soon as you remember or take two pills at the time of your next regularly scheduled dose. You do not need to use backup birth control.
If you miss two"active" tablets in a row in week one or two, take two tablets each for the next two regularly scheduled doses (one missed tablet plus one regularly scheduled tablet for 2 days in a row). Use another form of birth control for at least 7 days following the missed tablets.
If you miss two "active" tablets in a row in week three, or if you miss three tablets in a row during any of the first 3 weeks, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new package 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 pack of pills that same day. You may not have a period that month, but this is expected. However, if you miss your period 2 months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.
If you miss one of the reminder pills in week four, skip that dose and take the next one as directed.
If you miss a pill, you may become pregnant if you have sex in the 7 days after your missed pill. You MUST use another birth control method (such as condoms or spermicides) as a back-up for those 7 days.
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