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Is it dangerous to change the birth control pill intake schedule?

I was suppose to start taking my new birth control package on Sunday. Then one day last week, I noticed that I was a day behind so I doubled up thinking that I had missed a day. Today I realized that I think what I did was that instead of starting the pack with the sunday pill, I started with the last Saturday pill? Now what can I expect?
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
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Hello,

Birth control pill kits are well marked with days & weeks so that mistakes do not occur. Ideally, the pills should be taken as instructed for highest efficacy. When you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember. You should have started with the Sunday pill but do continue to take the pills everyday on the same time without fail as instructed.

In case you forget to take the pill and have open sex, take emergency CP within 72 hours along with the regular CP (continue to take it) so that the efficacy is maintained & you don't get pregnant.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Is it dangerous to change the birth control pill intake schedule?

Hello, Birth control pill kits are well marked with days & weeks so that mistakes do not occur. Ideally, the pills should be taken as instructed for highest efficacy. When you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember. You should have started with the Sunday pill but do continue to take the pills everyday on the same time without fail as instructed. In case you forget to take the pill and have open sex, take emergency CP within 72 hours along with the regular CP (continue to take it) so that the efficacy is maintained & you don t get pregnant. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician