This is a common complain to lot of women who are taking family planning pills. It is easy to forget a pill or to be late in taking it. They should know what to do if they forget to take pills. If a woman misses one or more pills, she should follow the following scheme given below.
Key message here is “Take a missed hormonal pill as soon as possible.”
Incase of missed any nonhormonal pills, (brown color last 7 pills in 28-pill pack)
-Discard the missed brown color pill(s). (Do not need to take extra ones)
– Keep taking rest of the pills, one each day. Start the new pack as usual.
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