Missed birth control pill - should i take inactive or active pills

Patient

Q: I have been taking contraceptive pills for two months, i missed an active pill the other day and hadn't missed any in the month prior to that. i had unprotected sex last night and i am meant to be starting the white inactive pills tonight. should i take the inactive pills or skip them and start a new pack on the active pills? the morning after pill is also not an option.

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