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missed two pills of Tri Sprintec birth control, not in a row

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Last week, I missed two pills of Tri Sprintec birth control, but not in a row.

I started the pack on Sunday, took one monday, and forgot on Tuesday. As instructed by my doctor and the pack leaflet, I took two pills on wednesday at the regular time. Thursday I took another, but I forgot again Friday, taking two on Saturday.

My concern is; am I still protected from pregnancy after all of this, and will my next period be affected at all since I had to take two pills on two separate days? This was during week one, but I didn't miss the first two pills and there was 2 days between forgetting them (Forgotten on Tuesday and Friday, took 2 pills on Wednesday and Saturday at regular time.)

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replied October 10th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A39417
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You can be at risk for pregnancy if you have messed up your regular birth control pill intake, or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills (especially during 1st or 2nd week of pill pack use), or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours on 2 or more than 2 occasions as the effective protection will get affected. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding and start with next pill pack as scheduled. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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