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OpheliaBedelia
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I went to take my pill this morning and discovered that the bubble that should have contained a pill for this day was empty. (I probably should have noticed before, but I am usually half asleep when I take them.)

I took what should have been tomorrow's pill to maintain proper scheduling. Should I just complete the pack as-is, making this month's cycle a day shorter? Should I elongate the duration of my placebo pill time by a day to compensate and end up with the same first day?

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Heather
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You never ant to lengthen the placebo week -- making any active pill cycle shorter -- if you are using the pill as contraception. Making that time period longer reduces the effectiveness of your method.

Instead, do you have an extra pack handy? If you do, you'll take a pill from that pack. And since this clearly was a manufacturer error, you should be able to get a replacement pack at no cost from your pharmacy. If you do, you can just keep that extra pack you'll have with one pill missing handy for a while in case you ever lose pills in the future.

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OpheliaBedelia
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Awesome, thank you! I've gotten several free starter packs, so I will use one from those.
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