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Ive taken 2 tablets of oral contraceptive tonight since i remembered i forgot taken the previous just in time for my new dose..is it ok?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Usually ok: If one active pill of "combination" birth control pills was missed, then one should take the missed pill today AND also take today's pill today. The level of protection should not change in such a situation. If a woman is on a "progestin-only" pill, and misses one active pill, she should likewise take 2 pills today, but also use back-up contraception for 48 hours after taking the missed pill.

Answered 8/10/2016

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

YES: however, you may experience some mild spotting or bleeding. Please just keep taking your pills and proceed to your next pack when finished.

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Back on schedule: If you forget one pill, taking two the next day is the recommendation (so you are now back on schedule). Missing pills does increase the risk of releasing an egg so a second/additional form of birth control would be wise until you start the next pill pack. Condoms are always recommended to help avoid STI's.

Answered 8/11/2016

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