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beautifulS0LE
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I missed a pill the other day and I just took one regular pill today. Is it okay to miss one pill as long as I take the rest of them on time for this month?
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Heather
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When you miss a pill, you need to still take that pill when you realize you missed it: don't just skip it.

So, right now, take that pill you missed.

And in terms of effectiveness, really, it's always better safe than sorry, so anytime you miss a pill or take any late, the smartest thing to do is to back up with condoms for the rest of that cycle.

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beautifulS0LE
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I woke up to take the pill and I can't find the one I missed. It's not in the pack and I didn't take it out yet. Do I have to call my doctor and talk to her?
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Heather
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No, but you will absolutely need to use a backup method for the rest of the cycle then.

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