Missed 3 or more days of birth control

Patient

Q: I've been moving into a new apartment and haven't made it to the pharmacy to fill my birth control prescription. I was supposed to start a new pack this past Sunday, but I need to switch pharmacies and still haven't gotten it yet. So I've missed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. I'm planning on getting to the pharmacy tonight, but what do I do about the three days I have already missed? I've read to take one pill a day until the next Sunday, then throw that pack away and start a new one? So if that is correct, does that mean I'd be taking 4 weeks of active pills instead of 3?

Symptoms:  Missed 3 or more days of birth control
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