(Closed) Lossed a Pill (Birth control) – advice needed

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m not on yaz, but I’m on BCP; it would make sense to me if I dropped Mondays pill I would take Tuesdays pill instead. I would not waste the whole pack.

Post # 4
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it was me, I would just take Tuesday’s pill and continue on like 7mom said. You’ll get your period one day early…no biggy!

Post # 5
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just keep taking your pills as usual as it is just one pill. Just for peace of mind, you’ll want to use a back-up method for the next 7 days (male or female condom).

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I lost a pill one time and I  called my OB (I was on yasmin) and she told me to take the next day’s pill and to come by her office in the next few days and they would give me a free sample pack so I could take an active pill from there when I run out of my pills.  She didn’t want me to have to pay for a new pack just for one pill.  So I suggest calling your OB and see what she says. 

Post # 7
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have no professional advice… but if it was me.  I’d take the next day’s pill.  Then continue to take each pill a day earlier than what the packing says.  So you’ll get your period a day earlier but thats it right?  You can ask the pharmaist or physican if you get a chance.

Post # 8
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used to take Yaz and I dropped one once and lost it.  I just took the next day’s pill as others have said and just got my period one day earlier than normal.  

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it is a pill that is a stable horomone level the whole month (ie not triphasic), just take tomorrow’s pill. If it is triphasic, either refer to the drug info insert that came with your prescription, or call your doctor/pharmacist.

Post # 10
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve lost a pill before, too (that’s what I get for taking them while I drive, oops), and just taken the next day’s pill.  Yes, I did finish the pack and get my period a day early, and then I had 8 placebo days until the next pack instead of 7…worked fine for me but I don’t use a triphasic.  If you’re worried, ask the pharmacist or call the nurse at the GYN’s office–they usually know just what to do. Good luck!

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