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Mixing birth control pills

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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replied June 18th, 2010
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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.

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replied August 4th, 2010
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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replied September 3rd, 2015
So I just got my first depo shot in june. Due for another this month on the 13th. Well my hormones are everywhere they did a biopsy on my uterus to check for cancer because I bleed really badly well I never stopped bleeding from that so they Gave me a birth control to get my hormones on check I had to take 3 birth control pills a day until I stopped bleeding I was just wondering if being on the depo and having to take a high dosage of hormonal birth control could cause my depo to reverse? Or could cause any harm.]
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