Question: Does It Matter What Order I Take My Birth Control Pills?

Does it matter if you take the wrong day pill?

Take a pill every day until the pack is finished (28 days).

You must take the pills in the correct order and try to take them at the same time each day.

Taking the pills in the wrong order could mean that you are not protected against pregnancy..

Is every pill in the pack the same?

Before you can answer this question, you need to know what birth control pill formulation the patient is taking. If it’s a progestin-only pill, the answer is much simpler since all the pills in the pill pack are the exact same (norethindrone 0.35 mg) and there are no inactive pills.

What happens if you don’t bleed on your pill free week?

If you’re on birth control and not getting your period during your placebo week, there’s no need to worry, especially if you know you’ve been taking your pill every day. It’s normal for your period to be lighter and shorter than usual, especially if you’ve been on birth control for a while.

What happens if you start birth control on the wrong day?

However, starting the pill midcycle means that a person will not be protected from pregnancy immediately. Anyone who chooses to start the pill outside the first 5 days of their menstrual cycle should use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for at least: 7 days if using the combined pill.

Is it better to take birth control in the morning or night?

A:You can take the pill in the morning or at night. Main point to remember is to take it approximately at the same time every day – otherwise the drug may not be as effective. We usually advise the woman to take the pill soon after brushing her teeth at night – so that she does not forget.

Are you supposed to get your period on the first sugar pill?

The placebo week is when you “should” normally get your period, though your period may not line up perfectly with the placebo pills. For instance, your period may start on the 3rd or 4th placebo pill day and may last through the first couple days of the new pill pack.

Do the brown pills make you start your period?

The placebo pills are there to mimic the natural menstrual cycle, but there is no real medical need for them. People usually get their period while taking the placebo pills because the body reacts to the drop in hormone levels by shedding the uterine lining.

What happens if you take the pill in the wrong order?

Taking the pills in the wrong order could mean you’re not protected from pregnancy. You then stop taking pills for seven days (or take seven inactive pills if you’re taking an EveryDay Phasic pill). You’ll usually have a withdrawal bleed. Start your next pack on the eighth day even if you’re still bleeding.

What order do you take birth control pills in?

Quick start. During your medical appointment, take your first pill as soon as you get the pack from your doctor. Take the second pill the next day. During the first 7 days of pills, use a backup method of birth control, like a condom.

Is it okay to take birth control 15 minutes late?

If you are 15 minutes late in taking your pill, you may experience break-through bleeding. If you are 3 hours late, you need to use a back-up method of birth control for two days after taking that missed pill.

Can I get pregnant on the pill during sugar pill week?

No. If you’re taking birth control correctly and consistently, then you’re protected against pregnancy all the time, including the days you take your placebo pills (period week). You can still have sex during this week without getting pregnant.

Can you get pregnant on 7 day pill break?

Yes. When you’re on the pill, it’s okay to have sex anytime, even during your period week — the week when you don’t take the pill or take placebo pills instead. As long as you’ve been taking your pill every day and starting your pill packs on time, you’re protected from pregnancy even during that off week.