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Mor
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Hi! I just realized today that either yesterday or the day before, I forgot I had already taken my pill, and took it again in the same day. The BC's information says what to do if you forget to take a pill... but not what to do if you forget you already took it and take it again!
Today is the third day of this pill box. How risky is this? Should I use another contraceptive method this month, or will it not change the effectiveness of the pill?

Thanks! Just want to make sure my pill oops doesn't become a bigger oops!

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Heather
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Taking an extra pill won't impact the effectiveness of your pill.

You'll just need to be sure you have your pack after this available before this one is over so you're not short an active pill at the end of the pack.

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Mor
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ok, thanks!
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ok, thanks!
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