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Am I at risk of pregnancy after missing a dosage of Lo Loestrin birth control pill?

I dropped my Lo Loestrin birth control pill in water but got it out and still took it. Part of the water surrounding the pill was blue (the color of the pill). I missed my pill the following day at 6 pm but took it that morning when I remembered at 10 am. Am I at risk of pregnancy?
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

According to your description the possibility of pregnancy is less. Because: First, though you dropped the first pill in water, as you immediately took it, it might have given almost complete effect. Second, though you missed the pill, as you took it within 24 hrs, the protection will be maintained. If you want to be very sure, you can go for additional protection like barrier method for one week and also continue remaining tablets as per the schedule.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Sree Gouri
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