What should I do if I forget to take a birth control pill?

By October 3, 2018 No Comments

If you miss one pill, take it as soon as you remember. If you don’t remember until you are due for your next pill, take two pills at the same time. If you miss two pills, take two pills for the next two days. You will need to use a back-up method of contraception (i.e. condoms) for the rest of the pill pack. If you miss 3 or more pills, you will need to use back-up contraception and start a new pack.

Taking more than one pill at a time may cause some nausea or headaches. If you often have trouble remembering to take your pills, try setting a daily alarm on your smart phone , or talk to your provider about switching to an alternative form of contraception.