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A 24-year-old female asked:

i usually take orsythia bcp every night at 8pm but i absent-mindedly took it at noon today. i am halfway through the second week. what should i do?

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Dr. Clyde Dorr
Gynecology 60 years experience
Too short. See below: The safest course is to take your next dose at the regular time ; use condoms ; vaginal spermicide until you start the next pack. If you have take taken 11 or 12 pills, you are probably safer than if you missed an earlier pill. If you took a pill at 8pm, another at noon, ; another at 8pm after the noon pill, you should be protected. You will then start green pills 1 day earlier than usual.

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