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My girlfriend is taking birth control pills the ortho trcyclen lo and missed a pill what do we do?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed pill: Take the pill that was missed and the one that was regularly scheduled for that day at the same time.(doubling up on your pills that day) then use a backup means of contraception until that period arrives.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Missing a pill: If you forget or miss a pill, don't panic. Simply take an extra pill (the one that you missed) in addition to your regularly scheduled pill (double the dose the next day). You can also use a backup method for a week to be on the safe side.

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Last updated May 6, 2015

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