Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > Took wrong birth control pill

Took wrong birth control pill

Patient: I’m currently taking Tri-Sprintec. I started my new pack on Saturday, however, instead of taking the first of the week one pills, I accidentally took one of the week three pills. I also took yesterday’s pill about 20 hours late. I just realized that I switched up the pills. I was sexually active since I started the new pack but not since I took yesterday’s pill late. Should I be worried and should I use a back up method until I start my next pack?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,It is indeed advisable that you leave the pack and practice barrier contraception for this cycle and start a fr esh pack from day 2 of your next cycle. The sequence is messed up with this pack and delay in consumption as well which would not offer protection during this cycle.So omit the pack.I hope i have answered your query in detail, wishing you good health,regards

 


 

 
Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment