(Closed) BC question: do I need “backup?”

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe there are docs or medical folk that can give you a definitive answer, but if I were you, I’d use backup birth control for a week!  My doc has always recommended it when switching from one to another just to be safe.  Perhaps it is just for peace of mind, but it’s always been worth it to me! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi!  I’m in pharmacy school and deal with these meds all the time at work.  As long as you didn’t take any time off between the two different medications, you should be fine and not require backup BC.  

Post # 6
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sorry, I didn’t clarify that very well.  As long as you were taking the placebos during your normal days, you should be fine.  If you took the placebo AND took another week off or something, that’s when you would need backup.  Because you are on your regular “schedule” of taking the medication, you should be fine πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think you should trust what your doctor told you. It is probably unnecessary to use a backup, but you can for your own peace of mind. If you had a night where you didn’t use a backup I would not worry about it; as long as you were taking your pill properly I think you’d be fine.

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