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I'm taking Tri-Sprintec, which is triphasic. The first week's pills are light blue which contain .18 of the hormones,, the second are medium blue, which contain .21, the third week's pills are dark blue, which contain .25, and the fourth week's pills are inactive. They're a coombination of estrogen and progestin. I start my week on Tuesday and end on Monday. I accidentally took Monday's pill on Tuesday and vice versa, so I took six light blue pills, then one medium blue, then a light blue, and then am taking medium blues for the rest of this week. I had sex three times after that, but after I had taken another medium blue pill. I'm terrified that I'm going to end up pregnant.. What are the chances?
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replied July 3rd, 2009
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There are several options:
1) Most birth control pill packs have a toll free number you can call if you have any questions. Tri- Sprintec should also.

2) If they do not have a number you could call Planned Parenthood if you are in the United States. Their toll free number is 1-800-230-PLAN.

3) The general concensus says to stop taking the pill, throw away the remainder of the pack, use an alternate form of birth control, and wait until you have your period. Then start on the new pack.

Also, you may want to rethink whether the birth control pill is the best choice for you since you are having trouble taking it properly. It is very important that you take the pills in order, especially Tri Sprintec, because the active pills have different dosages.
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