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should I double up on pills for the next few days?

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I missed the first three days of ortho cyclen due to being sick and haven't been able to pick any up till this morning (Tuesday). My question is should I double up on pills for the next few days or should I just wait till my next period to start taking them again? (I always use protection during sex and haven't had sex in 2 1/2 weeks just thought I should throw that out there).thanks for the help!

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replied March 22nd, 2013
Birth Control Answer A42681
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If you have still not started taking the pills, then you should consider waiting and watching for your periods and then start new pill pack. Use back-up protection if having intercourse within first 2-3 weeks of getting started with the next pill pack. Continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily.
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