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Femilon Missed Pill
Missed femilon pills on 19th day of having it. Only 3 more pills left and I want to stop having pill & opt for another contraception. What should I do?
Take BCPs as instruc: If you miss a dose of your birth control pill (Femilon), then restart the next day from the pill where you left off. If you are switching from one BCP to another, finish the course of one pill, then start taking the other pill. These are the usual rule for BCPs. Talk to your prescribing doctor for more information & directions, esp to get the "other" contraception pills. Or use HealthTap Prime. GL ...Read more
I missed femilon for 3 consecutive days. I am taking 21 days pills course. Pls tell me what to do?
Depends - but if you missed that many days - restart a new package today and use backup - if you wish to talk about this - please consult me
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Breast Lump: A breast lump warrants medical evaluation. I would start by seeing your family doctor. He or she can make referrals if needed. Take care. ...Read more
I missed the last pill in a pack of Femilon 21 and had unprotected sex 2 days before that. Could I be pregnant?
Consult with OBGYN: You won't know if your pregnant until you have a blood pregnancy test. You must consult your OBGYN ...Read more
I had an abortion last year and then was on contraceptive pills femilon, now I want conception. But from 2-3 months I tried. I used clomipure tab but.
Positives&negatives: Any herbal supplements possesing estrogen like properties have the potential to promote breast growth. For example marijuana is known to stimulate the growth of breasts in men. Similarly. Excessive intake of certain soy products may also simulate estrogen like side effects. In addition to those mentioned. However the potential for stimulating breast cancer growth and other side effects is unknown. ...Read more
Check for pregnancy: Missing a whole week would leave you unprotected for the time being and you should check for pregnancy, and then if you want to restart the pills, you can do so - at any time, but you may have some irregular bleeding as your body 'adjusts' to the hormones again. Need a back-up method of birth control for the next month after restarting the pills as well. ...Read more
Family practice: No it doesn't, continue onto the next day. ...Read more
Yes: You can take another pill if you missed one ...Read more
Not very: Frequently missed doses of oral contraceptives increases risk of pregnancy significantly. Injectable or implantable control methods might be a better option for those who have difficulties with regular schedules of oral medications. Until then, a back up form of birth control would be wise. Take care ...Read more
2 Options: You can either stay off of the pills for 7 days and start a new pack of pills after the week. Or. You can take 2 pills a day until you stop bleeding and then after you stop bleeding, go back to taking 1 pill a day until you use up the pack. Then start your new pack. ...Read more
One pill per day: Birth control pills are designed to be take once per day. If you take them once per day then you are doing it right. If you go more than 24 hours without taking it then you have missed a dose. I do not think the word choice of late or missed pills matters. ...Read more
No: No, this is fairly normal for missing a pill. Continue w the pack as usual and always use extra protection for a week after you miss doses. ...Read more
Most likely: Birth control pills are not 100% effective, even if you take them correctly. The more you miss, the greater your chance of pregnancy. If you miss one, take it as soon as you realize it, plus your other pill for that day. Also use some other form of birth control for the remainder of that cycle. ...Read more
Start day after: You can start the day after you missed the last pill. ...Read more
Varies: You can not predict this. If you miss one pill you double up and continue. If you miss two then you should use condoms until you start this next pack. ...Read more
If I missed the first pill in my new pack, and took 2 pills the following day, do I need to use a back up method?
Probably not: This should protect you adequately but it would not hurt to have your sexual partner wear a condom until your next period to be absolutely sure. ...Read more
Missed my 8pm pill &took it at 6am the nxt a.M. And resumed my reg sched. Can I stil have unprotectd sex? Wil I be safe?
Am I still protected if I miss one pill at the end of week 1 but double up when I remember? I've been on it for about 7 months.
How it works: Yes. Exactly. That is how you manage a missed pill. ...Read more
Missed a pill on the first Saturday of my new pack. I usually take my pills at 9pm but I took it at 9am on Sunday morning am I ok?
Probably: If you are taking a combined estrogen/progesterone pill, and took all of the first 7 pills on time, the you will likely be ok. Unless you miss 3 pills of combined pills you shouldn't need back up contraception or Plan B. If you are taking the "mini" pill (progesterone only pill, micronor) then you will need a backup method of contraception for this cycle (condoms) with 1 missed dose to be safe. ...Read more
Required to use back up method for 7days when switching to new COC brand after pill free week? Zero late/missed pills in preceding cycles.
I missed an active microgestin 1/20 pill on Tuesday and just remembered today (Saturday) should I take 2 today? I have take the others correctly
Missed BCP: I would simply to keep things straight although your protection may NOT be as it should for the next cycle. Modern birth control pills have very low levels of hormone and missing pills can cause issues. If you miss one day - double up the NEXT day. Any more misses requires a backup method - ie condom for the next complete cycle. Good luck ...Read more
On the same pill for about 2 years now and I missed my pill this month by 2 hours And I've had brown consistent discharge for 11 days now. Help?
Likely breakthrough: If you HAD to have a medicine absolutely on time, you'd be in the hospital and an RN would be giving it to you. Off by 2 hours will not dramatically impact its effectiveness. Call or see your Gyn, though, as may be having breakthrough or other issue that needs addressed. ...Read more
I miss my 18th bc pill at its normal time and I take it the following day and still took the 19th pill at its regular time the same day still safe?
Most probably!: If u miss next period get a check up! ...Read more