If im on one brand of birth control pills that i take regularly and i take a pill of a different brand (my old birth control) on occasion when i misplace my regular packet will i still be protected against pregnancy?
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If the composition of both the birth control pills are the same, then you will have same protection continued. If the hormonal composition of the pills are different, then there will be changes in the regular hormonal level. You might have alterations in your bleeding pattern.
I would suggest not to mix them. Be more careful with regular pill intake and follow the norm for the missed pills if you miss any pill in between.
For more detailed discussion, visit your gynecologist, and ask for alternative birth control that is easy to maintain like IUD, patch or implant.
Hope this helps. Take care.
I have a similar issue. I changed birth control pills and was supposed to start my new perscription today but accidentally took my friend's perscription this morning (which was the same as my old one). Is it safe for me to take my new perscription tomorrow? I was supposed to take mircette and accidentally took ortho try cyclen.
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