Can I start my next pack of pills early?

Can I start my next pack of pills early?

You can start your new pack of birth control pills as soon as you feel like it. You don’t need to wait for your next period to start. But depending on what kind of pill you take, it might not be effective at preventing pregnancy until you’ve taken it for a full week.

What happens if you dont take the placebo pills and start a new pack?

Yup, it’s totally fine to skip the non-hormonal pills (aka placebo pills or reminder pills) in your pill pack. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.

What happens if I start a new pack of pills a day late?

If you have missed 1 pill anywhere in the pack or started a new pack 1 day late, you’re still protected against pregnancy. You should: take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.

What happens if I start my birth control a week late?

If you’re late to take a pill or forgot one day’s pill, take it as soon as you can. Then take the rest of your pills like normal. You may end up taking two pills in one day to stay on schedule. You should use another type of birth control for the next 7 days if you missed a pill during the first week of a new pack.

What happens if I start my birth control pack 3 days late?

Starting late is the same as missing pills. If she starts a pack 3 or more days late, she needs to use condoms or avoid sex for the next 7 days. Emergency contraception can be considered if she misses 3 or more pills in the first week or starts a pack 3 or more days late.

Does it matter if you take the wrong day pill?

If you took an inactive pill when you should have taken an active one, it’s the same as skipping a pill. You should take your active pill as soon as you remember, and then take your next pill at the usual time. This might mean you take 2 pills in one day.

Am I protected the first week of a new pack?

After week 4, you start a new pack of pills. Remember, you are protected from pregnancy during the hormone-free week even if you are not taking any “sugar” pills, as long as you have been taking your pills correctly and you start your next pack of pills on time.