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Had unprotected sex. Forgot Tri sprintec pill. ECP required to prevent pregnancy?

I had unprotected sex three days ago (Saturday morning), I forgot to take my Tri Sprintec pill on my regularly scheduled time, 9pm. I woke up @ 3 am Sunday and took Saturday s dose and then at 9pm for Sunday dose. Should I take an ECP now just to be on the safe side to prevent getting pregnant? I already took my Monday s dose four hours ago, which is the last of the active pills. I will start placebo pills tomorrow.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Hello ma'am.

A slight delay should not be a problem, and as you reinitiated your next dose at the right time, I do not think there should be a problem.

Moreover, it has been over 72 hours (approximately) since you had the unprotected intercourse, there is no point in taking an ECP now as it would not be as effective. You will have to wait and watch, and hope for the best.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 22 Oct 2013
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