A 32-year-old female asked:
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i been taking sprintec bc pills for 3 months then changed to junel. i haven't missed any pills at all but can i still get pregnate from switching?

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Dr. Salvatore Biazzo
28 years experience Family Medicine
Oral contraceptives: If you are switching from one type of bc pill to another and haven't missed any doses then you should not become pregnant just from switching pills since both are effective.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
No: You are safe if you switched directly from one birth control pill to another without skipping any days. You completed one packet & then opened up another brand & started it as you should. Your own ovaries remain suppressed and would not have made eggs. Taken correctly, the pill prevents 99% of pregnancies. Remember, it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including hiv.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
There is always: A chance of failure but if using them as mentioned you still should not ovulate. There is no increased risk. Have a good night.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shouldn't : As long as you did not miss any pills there should be no problem changing from one brand to another.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
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Risky: You probably are safe, but a pregnancy can occur when you miss a pill. I would use some form of backup the rest of the month.
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