Doctor insights on:
Minigynon 21 Pills First Pack
Started spotting after 4 placebo pills,took 2 active pills, 1 pill next day, 2 pills the next.How to stop spotting I've had every day. Orthrotricyclen?
Take pills correctly: You don't sound like you are taking your pills as scheduled. Why did you take 2 active pills when you started spotting after 4 inactive pills? I would go back to taking the pills as scheduled. You might have to start a new pack this Sunday and start over. ...Read more
On my second pack of birth control pills, stopped taking placebo pills of first pack 4 days in. Started a new pack on day 3 of period, am I protected?
Probably: I cannot tell exactly from your question, but as long as you did not go more than 7 days between the last active hormone pill of the first pack and the first active pill of the second pack, then you should be covered. You don't need to swallow the placebo pills, but they help you stay on time with the routine. ...Read more
Doc let me switch period on birth control. Bled entire rest of pack. Starting new pack after placebo week. Will breakthrough bleeding stop?
Yes: Yes, it should soon once you start the new pack. ...Read more
Upside down bc pill pack, took 2 week 4 pills early in month, then took missed pills so missing 2 pills for period week. What should I do? Bleeding
Missed last 3 pills in pack. waited until next sunday to start new pill pack. bleed after 1st missed pill for 3 days. is that considered early period?
Breakthrough: bleeding from missing pills. Just keep taking your current pack and go right into the following 2 months: should regulate your cycle. ...Read more
On 8th pack of lo loestrin fe, took first pill of new pack 2.5 hours late then continued taking pills normally.Did this affect my protection that week?
No effect: Taking a pill a few hours late is not going to impact their effectiveness. ...Read more
Missed last active pill in birth control pack. Started new pack as normal after the inactive pills. Period was normal. Took Plan B . Pregnant?
Stopped birth control pills 8 Oct w 3 pills left in pack. Started brand new pack on 19 Oct. Possibly pregnant? Brown spotting 4-5 days starting 2 Nov.
If I skip the last inactive birth control pill in my pack & start active pills of next pack a day early, am I still protected? Pills still effective?
Yes, protected: Yes, the important pills are the active pills not the placebo pills. The placebo pills are just there to keep you in the habit of taking a pill every day and to allow you to menstruate. In fact, some types of BCPs are now packaged so that active pills are taken for about three months and then you take the placebo pills. ...Read more
Does skipping placebo pills to skip a period & starting a new pack of BC lower effectiveness of the pill? No pills missed. Just skipped placebos.
On birth control, skipped placebo pills & instead started another pack & now taking placebo pills. Period is very dark brown, light. Pregnant?
Periods: Periods mean you are not pregnant. The color of the blood is meaningless. It is blood. ...Read more
Does skipping placebo pills in bc pills effect the risk of pregnancy either way? Curious. Assume 1 pill was missed 1st wk of next pack, after sex?
Quick Started bc but missed pills 1 and 2 & didn't double up next day. Finished the pack and skipped placebos. had sex 4th day of new pack. Preg risk?
Birth control for a month taken w/in 10 minutes of same time every day. Finished pack skipped sugar pills started new pack unprotected sex 4x day1 preg?
Missed bc pill 4 days b4 sugar pills.Next day took both.But now am bleeding.Will sudden rise in estrogen stop bleeding? Take remaining 2 active pills?
Missed pills: Continue to finish your pill pack normally now but bleeding may be longer this cycle. ...Read more
Took placebo pill instead of active pill for day one of new BC pack. Took 2 pills in 1 day when realized I missed the first. Backup needed? How long?
Dropped birth control pill and can't find it, day before last pill before placebo and took last pill of pack. Do i just start placebos earlier?
Shorter cycle: When the last active birth control pill is not taken, the inactive pills should be started without interruption, and the new pill pack should be started immediately after the previous pack is finished. If breakthrough bleeding commences because of the "shortened" cycle, pills should not be discontinued, as this would make the irregular bleeding worse. ...Read more
Jul 21-Last period. Aug 5-Started Microgestin. Am taking first 2 packs of active pills consecutively. Skipped Fe pills. How to stop brown discharge?
First month taking yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). 3 pills left on first pack. No period yet. Sexually active, always uses condoms. Why no period yet?
Sometimes: Pills like this can make u not have periods due to the fact u do not build up enough tissue to have a period, since this is your 1st pack you should do a preg test to prove to yourself u are not pregnant, it is totally normal not to get periods when you are on low dose pills, once u stop the pills the [periods will return. ...Read more
Missed the pill on 2nd birth control pack. Took it ASAP followed by that days pill on schedule. Waited 7 days before sex. Missed period. Pregnant????
Unlikely: Missing a pill as you describe would not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcp in preventing pregnancy. BUT, being on pill is not foolproof. Best to do home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg, then unlikely you are pregnant. Continue your BCP as scheduled. If still no period by next cycle, see your gyn provider. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
I just started minigynon 30 about 19 days ago. Do I take the 7 day break or just start my new pack?
Not recommended: It is not recommended to use any prescribed medications after they are expired as their safety or efficacy cannot be guaranteed. ...Read more
Yes: If you are taking them once a day then your birth control pills are effective on every day ...Read more
Whenever you start a pack of bc pills, do you always have to use back up method in first week of every pack?
No: This is a good practice when starting on the very first pack. It is not necessary every month ...Read more
I take Nortrel 28 day. I thought yesterday was Sunday and took my first pill from a new pack. What do I do now?
Don't worry: You started a new pack a day early. No worries. Just keep taking your pills every day (but a day early) for the rest of the month. You can start again on Sunday with your next pack. Best wishes! ...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?
If i dicontinue the pills in the middle of the pack the first month what are the possabilities of me getting prego?
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
Switching from pill to depo.First injection will be given when I am on the 12th day of my pack. Do i keep taking pills and how long until protected?
7 days : You are probably protected immediately but it is reasonable to use condons for 7 days after getting depo ...Read more
I took my first pill of third week of a 21 day microgestin pack today (Sunday starter). I threw up a little shortly after. What do you recommend?
Use condom: until you get your period and in the meantime continue to take your pill every day as usual. ...Read more
3 pills late in the first week, I took the EC after the second time late. How should I continue the next pack?
Forgetful: Anytime you forget to take a pill,you must use another form of birth control until you finish the pack. If you forget to take a BCP,take it as soon as you remember. If you don,t remember until the next day take 2. If you forget for 2 days-take 2 pills that day and 2 pills the next day-you will then be back on schedule--missed > 2 days call you health care provider for instructions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on novynette its my first pack last night while i was about to take my 18th pill in the pack it fell down the sink. What should I do now?
Take the next day: No big deal. Just take the next day's pill and continue as you normally would through the rest of the pack. You will just finish the pack on day earlier. ...Read more
Will the combination pill still be effective if I forgot to take the first pill of the new pack? Should I take 2 the next day at the same time?
I started a new pill pack this morning (sunday), took my first pill, then threw up an hour later. What should I do?
Take another: To be safe, i would take another. ...Read more
Had my 7 day pill free break, and took my first pill of my new pack the next day, and had sex the day after. Will that one pill protect me?
I completed my first 28 day bc pack jan. 25 am i protected right away after my last placebo pill and when i started my new pack on the 26th?
Are you sure?: Some birth control pill have 21 active pills and 7 blanks. If you miss 1 or more pills during the 7 blank days, nothing will happen because these pills contain inactive ingredients only. But you must be sure it was not an active one. If it was, you have a slightly greater risk than otherwise. Do be more careful but you're probably okay. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An obgyne said it is safe to have sex w/o protection after the 14th pill of first pack..is she right?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does diarrhea affect first pill in pack?
- How to start a new pack of birth control pills on the first week?
- Can i be pregnant i missed 2 pills in the first week of my pack?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long does breakthrough bleeding last if you missed one pill during the first week of the new pack?
- Can i be pregnant i missed 2 pills in the first week of my pack and have spotting?
- How do i start my second pack of birth control pills if i started taking them the first day of my period?
- Started pill pack late
- Minigynon 21 side effects