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Birth Control - Loestrin

01/12/2010

Question:

I am currently on Loestrin, just finished my 21-days and I am suppose to have a 7-day free period where I don`t drink any pills while I have my period. However I mistakenly took a pill from the next packet (just one) and I was not suppose to, I should have started the 7-day no pill week on Sunday 10th January and that night I took a pill from the new packet.

What should I do now, should I go on with the 7-day no pill period or should I continue with the next packet??? would this mess up my period??

Answer:

This is not a big deal. Go ahead with the 7-day pill-free period and start the next pack on the 8th day.

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy College Business Office
Internal Resource Pool-Allied at OSU Medical Center
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University