Patient :I am taking Femme Tab 30/150 but instead of starting on the red pills (sugar pills) on the first day of my period, I started taking the yellow (active) pills from the first day of my period. It has now been 3 weeks and hence I have taken all of the yellow pills and none of the red (sugar) pills. I have just recently realised my mistake and am wondering where to go from here? Also, have I been protected from pregnancy in the last three weeks?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
You have taken the pills correctly unintentionally, so you need not worry at all. The yellow pills are the active pills and 21 in number. They have to be started from day 1 of your cycle, which you have done. The red pills are 7 in number and inactive pills which allow menses to start in a week after the active pills.
So you may take the red pills from today and wait for your menses to start. You have been protected from pregnancy throughout these last 3 weeks, so please do not worry.
Rest assure that you have made no mistake.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you good health,
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