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What if I forget to take a birth control pill?

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If you forget to take a birth control pill, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, go ahead and take two pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take two pills the day you remember and two pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule. If you miss more than two pills, call your doctor.

Any time you forget to take a pill, you must use another form of birth control until you finish the pill pack.

From: Birth Control Pills WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The National Women's Health Information Center.

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Seasonale.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 05, 2018

SOURCES: The National Women's Health Information Center.

ContraceptionNet.

Seasonale.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on August 05, 2018

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