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What to do when missed pill on sprintec?

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I've been on sprintec for a few months now. I take the pills the same time every day. (3 weeks of active pills 1 week of white sugar pills). I just noticed today, Saturday(white pill), that I missed last Saturdays active pill. Is this going to make me 'restart' as if I had just started taking sprintec again(all the beginning bad side effects) or will nothing happen?and should I talk to my doctor about it?
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replied March 28th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have missed one active pill, but continued taking the rest of pills without missing them, then you can continue to take the pills until you finish the pack, and start with the next pack as scheduled. Avoid unprotected intercourse until you start with next pack after your periods, since you might not have complete protection due to the missed pill (without you following the missed pill protocol of doubling up next day’s pills).
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replied November 7th, 2012
I been takin srintec for over a he every day I just noticed I forgot my pill yesterday I also had sex missed pill was 1st if 3rd week. what r my chances of being preg if he didnt fun in me?
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replied August 20th, 2013
I had missed 2 blue pills in a row I think the first week and we had sex and he cumed in me what are my chances?
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