DailyMed - TRI-LO- ESTARYLLA- Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Kit (2023)

(Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP)

(Still-JES-is-expensive, ETH-is-zero-is-tra-DYE-ol)

What is the most important information I should know about Tri-Lo Estarylla?

Do not use Tri-Lo Estaryllaif you smoke cigarettes and are over 35 years old.Smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects from hormonal birth control pills, including death from a heart attack, blood clots or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes smoked.

What is Tri Lo Estarylla?

Tri-Lo-Estarylla is a birth control pill (oral contraceptive) used by women to prevent pregnancy.

How does Tri-Lo-Estarylla work for birth control?

Your chance of getting pregnant depends on how well you follow the instructions for taking your birth control pills. The better you follow the instructions, the less chance you have of getting pregnant.

Based on clinical study results, approximately 3 out of 100 women may become pregnant within the first year of using Tri-Lo-Estarylla.

The chart below shows the chances of getting pregnant for women using different contraceptive methods. Each box in the table contains a list of contraceptive methods that are similarly effective. The most effective methods are in the table above. The box at the bottom of the graph shows the chances of getting pregnant for women who are not using contraception and are trying to conceive.

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Who shouldn't take Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Do not take Tri-Lo-Estarylla if you:

smokes and is over 35
had blood clots in the arms, legs, lungs, or eyes
had a problem with your blood that is causing it to clot more than normal
have certain heart valve problems or irregular heartbeats that increase the risk of blood clots
had a stroke
had a heart attack
Have high blood pressure that cannot be controlled with medication
Have diabetes with damage to the kidneys, eyes, nerves or blood vessels
have certain types of severe migraines with aura, numbness, weakness or blurred vision, or migraines if you are over 35 years of age
if you have liver problems, including liver tumors
Take any hepatitis C drug combination that contains ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir with or without dasabuvir. This can increase blood levels of a liver enzyme called alanine aminotransferase (ALT).
have unexplained vaginal bleeding
are pregnant
had breast cancer or any other cancer sensitive to female hormones

If any of these conditions occur while you are taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla, stop taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla immediately and talk to your doctor. Use non-hormonal contraception when you stop taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Tell your doctor if you:

are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
are depressed now or have been depressed in the past
had yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) caused by pregnancy (cholestasis of pregnancy)
are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Tri-Lo-Estarylla can decrease the amount of milk you get from your breasts. A small amount of the hormones in Tri-Lo-Estarylla can pass into breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best contraceptive method while breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are takingincluding prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Tri-Lo-Estarylla can affect how other medicines work, and other medicines can affect how Tri-Lo-Estarylla works.

Find out about the medications you are taking. Keep a list of these to show your doctor and pharmacist when you are given a new medicine.

How should I take Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Read the instructions for use at the end of this patient information.

What are the possible serious side effects of Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Like Pregnancy, Tri-Lo-Estaryllacan cause serious side effects, including blood clots in the lungs, heart attack or stroke, which can result in death. Some other examples of serious blood clots are blood clots in the legs or eyes.

Serious blood clots can occur, especially if you smoke, are overweight, or are over the age of 35. Severe blood clots are more likely to occur if you:

First, start taking birth control pills
Returning to the same or different birth control pills after not using them for a month or more

Call your doctor or go to a hospital emergency room right away if you have:

Leg pain that won't go away
sudden and severe shortness of breath
sudden change in vision or blindness
chest pain
sudden, severe headache that is different from your usual headache
Weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
trouble speaking

Other serious side effects are:

Liver problems, including:
rare liver tumors
Jaundice (cholestasis), especially if you have had cholestasis in pregnancy. Call your doctor if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes.
High pressure.You should see your doctor for an annual blood pressure check.
gallbladder problems
Changes in levels of sugar and fat (cholesterol and triglycerides) in the blood
new or worsening headaches, including migraine headaches
Irregular or unusual vaginal bleeding and spotting between periods, especially during the first 3 months of using Tri-Lo-Estarylla.
possible cancer in your breast and cervix
swelling of the skin, particularly around the mouth, eyes and throat (angioedema).Call your doctor if you have swollen face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat that could cause problems swallowing or breathing. Your chance of getting angioedema is higher if you have a history of angioedema.
dark patches of skin around the forehead, nose, cheeks and mouth, especially during pregnancy (chloasma).Women prone to chloasma should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, and sunlamps while taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla. Use sunscreen if you must be out in the sun.

What are the most common side effects of Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Headaches (including migraines)
nausea and vomit
tenderness, pain and discomfort
enlargement and swelling
nipple pain
Pain with your period (menstrual cycle)
Mood swings, including depression
vaginal infections
weight gain

These are not all possible side effects of Tri-Lo-Estarylla. For more information, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

You can report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What else should I know about taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

If you have lab tests scheduled, tell your doctor that you are taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla. Certain blood tests can be affected by Tri-Lo-Estarylla.
Tri-Lo-Estarylladoes not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections.

How to store Tri-Lo Estarylla

Store Tri-Lo-Estarylla at room temperature between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
Keep Tri-Lo-Estarylla and all medicines out of the reach of children.
Store away from light.

General Information on Using Tri-Lo-Estarylla Safely and Effectively.

Sometimes drugs are prescribed for purposes other than those listed in the package insert. Do not use Tri-Lo-Estarylla for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Tri-Lo-Estarylla to other people, even if they have the same symptoms as you.

This patient information summarizes the most important information about Tri-Lo-Estarylla. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare professional for information written for healthcare professionals about Tri-Lo-Estarylla.

Contact Xiromed, LLC for more information. at 1-844-XIROMED (844-947-6633).

Do hormonal contraceptives cause cancer?

It is not known whether hormonal birth control pills cause breast cancer. Some, but not all, studies suggest that the risk of breast cancer in current users may increase slightly with long-term use. If you have breast cancer now or have had it in the past, do not use hormonal contraceptives because some types of breast cancer are hormone sensitive.

Women who take birth control pills may have a slightly higher risk of developing cervical cancer. However, this could be due to other reasons such as B. the fact that you have more sexual partners.

What if I want to get pregnant?

You can stop taking the pill at any time. Consider visiting your doctor for a pre-pregnancy checkup before you stop taking the pill.

What should I know about my period while taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Your periods may be lighter and shorter than normal. Some women may miss their periods. Irregular bleeding or vaginal spotting may occur while using Tri-Lo-Estarylla, especially during the first few months of use. This is usually not a serious problem. It is important to continue taking your pills regularly to prevent pregnancy.

What are the ingredients in Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

Active ingredients:Each white, light blue and blue tablet contains norgestimate and ethinylestradiol.

Inactive Ingredients:

white pill:Crospovidone, Anhydrous Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Pregelatinized Starch, Talc and Titanium Dioxide.

Light blue tablet:Crospovidone, FD&C Blue #2 Indigo Carmine Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #1 Brilliant Blue Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 Tartrazine Aluminum Lake, Lactose Anhydrous, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Pregelatinized Starch, Talc and Dioxide Titanium.

blue tablet:Crospovidone, FD&C Blue No.2 Aluminum Lacquer Indigocarmine, FD&C Blue No.1 Brilliant Blue Aluminum Lacquer, FD&C Yellow No.6 Sunset Yellow FCF Aluminum Lactose, Anhydrous Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Pre-Starch gelatinized powder, talc and titanium dioxide.

green tablet:Crospovidone, FD&C Blue #2 Indigo Carmine Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 Tartrazine Aluminum Lake, Lactose Anhydrous, Lecithin (Soy), Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Pregelatinized Starch, Talc and Titanium Dioxide.

Instructions for use

(Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP)

(Still-JES-is-expensive, ETH-is-zero-is-tra-DYE-ol)

Important information about taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla

To take1pill at the same time each day. Take the pills in the order listed on the pill dispenser.
Don't skip your pills even if you don't have sex that often. If you forget to take pills (including late start of the pack)you can get pregnant.The more pills you miss, the more likely you are to get pregnant.
If you have trouble remembering to take Tri-Lo-Estarylla, talk to your doctor. When you first start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla, you may experience spotting or light bleeding between periods. Contact your doctor if this does not go away after a few months.
You may feel nauseous, especially in the first few months of using Tri-Lo-Estarylla. If you feel unwell, don't stop taking the pill. The problem usually disappears. If your nausea does not go away, contact your doctor.
Missing pills can also cause spotting or light bleeding, even if you take the missed pills later. On days when you take 2 pills to make up for forgotten pills (seeWhat should I do if I miss Tri Lo Estarylla pills?below), you may also experience a bit of nausea.
It is not uncommon to miss a period. However, if you miss a period and have not taken Tri-Lo-Estarylla as directed, or miss 2 periods in a row, or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. If you have a positive pregnancy test, you should stop taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla.
If you have internal vomiting or diarrhea3 bis 4hours after taking the pill, take another pill of the same color from the extra pill dispenser. If you don't have an extra pill dispenser, take the next pill from the pill dispenser. Continue to take all remaining pills in order. Start the first pill from the next pill dispenser the day after the current pill dispenser ends. This will be 1 day earlier than originally planned. Proceed with your new schedule.
If you experience vomiting or diarrhea for more than 1 day, your birth control pills may not be working as well. Use an additional method of birth control, such as condoms and spermicide, until you see your doctor.
Stop taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla at least 4 weeks before major surgery and do not start again after surgery without consulting your doctor. Be sure to use other forms of birth control (such as condoms and spermicide) during this time.

Before you start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla:

Decide what time of day you want to take the pill. It is important that you take it at the same time each day and in the order shown on the pill dispenser.
Have a backup contraceptive (condoms and spermicide) available and, if possible, an additional full pack of pills as needed.

When should I start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla?

If you start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla and have not previously used hormonal contraception:

There are 2 ways to start taking the birth control pill. You can start on a Sunday (Sunday Start) or the first day (Day 1) of your natural menstrual period (Day 1 Start). Your doctor should tell you when to start taking your birth control pills.
When using the Sunday Start, first use non-hormonal contraceptives such as condoms and spermicide7Days when you take Tri-Lo-Estarylla. You do not need additional contraception when using Day 1 Start.

When you start Tri-Lo-Estarylla and are switching from another birth control pill:

Start your new pack of Tri-Lo-Estarylla on the same day that you would start your next pack of your previous contraceptive method.
Stop taking the pills from your previous birth control pack.

If you are starting Tri-Lo-Estarylla and have used a vaginal ring or transdermal patch:

Start using Tri-Lo-Estarylla on the day you would have your next ring or patch fitted.

If you are starting Tri-Lo-Estarylla and switching from a progestogen-only method such as an implant or injection:

Start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla on the day your implant is removed or the day you would have your next injection.

When you start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla and you are switching from an intrauterine device or system (IUD or IUS):

Start taking Tri-Lo-Estarylla on the day of your IUD or IUS removal.
You don't need extra birth control if your IUD or IUS is removed on the first day (day 1) of your period. If your IUD or IUS is removed on another day, use non-hormonal supportive contraception, such as a condom and spermicide, for the first 7 days you take Tri-Lo-Estarylla.

Keep a calendar to track your period:

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7 white pills with hormone, for exampleDays 1 to 7
7 light blue pills with hormone, for exampleDay 8 to 14
7 blue pills with hormones, for exampleDays 15 to 21
7 green pills (without hormones), for exampleDays 22 to 28.


It is important to take it at approximately the same time each day.
The 28 pill pack contains 21 white, light blue and blue "active" pills (with hormones) to be taken for 3 weeks. This is followed by 1 week of green (hormone free) "reminder pills".
1) where on the package to start taking the pills,
2) in which order to take the pills (follow the arrows),
3) The week numbers as shown in the diagram below.

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ANOTHER TYPE OF PREVENTION (such as condoms or spermicide) that can be used as a backup method in case you forget your pills.

What should I do if I miss Tri Lo Estarylla pills?

If you miss 1 pill in week 1, 2 or 3, follow these steps:

Take it as soon as you remember. Take the next pill at the usual time. This means you can take2pills in1Marking.
Then continue to take 1 pill a day until you finish the pack.
You don't need to use an extra contraceptive method when having sex.

If you missed 2 pills in week 1 or week 2 of the pack, follow these steps:

Take the 2 missed pills as soon as possible and the next 2 pills the next day.
so keep taking1Pill every day until you finish the pack.
Use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as a condom and spermicide) as a backup if you have sex in the first 7 days after missing pills.

If you miss 2 pills in a row in week 3 or 3 or more pills in a row in week 1, 2 or 3 of the pack, follow these steps:

If you are a day 1 beginner:
Throw away the rest of the pack of pills and start a new pack the same day.
You may not have a period this month, but it's expected. However, if you don't have your period for 2 months straight, call your doctor, as you could be pregnant.
Can you get pregnant if you have sex during your first period7Days after resuming her pills. You MUST use a non-hormonal method of birth control (such as a condom and spermicide) as a backup if you have sex within the first 7 days of resuming your pills.
If you are a Sunday starter:
Take 1 pill a day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw away the rest of the pack and start a new pack of pills the same day.
Use a non-hormonal birth control method (such as a condom and spermicide) as a backup when having sex for the first time7Days after resuming her pills.

If you have any questions or are unsure about any information in this leaflet, please consult your doctor.

This patient information and instructions for use have been approved by the USA. Food and Drug Administration approved.

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What happens if I miss a day of Estarylla? ›

If you miss 1 active pill, take 2 pills on the day you remember. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack. If you miss 2 active pills in a row in Week 1 or 2, take 2 pills per day for 2 days in a row. Then take 1 pill per day for the rest of the pack.

Is Tri-Lo-Estarylla a good birth control? ›

Tri-Lo-Estarylla has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 29 reviews on Drugs.com. 43% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.

How long does it take Tri-Estarylla to start working? ›

If you start taking the pill within five days of the start of your period, pill protection begins immediately. If you start taking it at any other time during your menstrual cycle, pill protection begins one week later.

Do you get your period on Tri-Lo-Estarylla? ›

DOES TRI LO ESTARYLLA STOP YOUR PERIOD? No, Tri Lo Estarylla birth control does not usually stop your periods. There are 28 tablets on each packet and you should have a withdrawal bleed at some point during the last 7 days of each pack (aka placebo/sugar pill week).

Do I have to take the green pills in Estarylla? ›

Take one green inactive tablet daily for 7 days and at the same time of day that active tablets were taken. Begin each subsequent blister pack on the same day of Estarylla™ the week as the first cycle blister pack (i.e., on the day after taking the last inactive tablet)

When is the best time to take birth control pills morning or night? ›

What is the best time of day to take your pill? Although you can take birth control at any time of day, it is best not to take it on an empty stomach. Dr. Yen recommends taking it before you go to bed or around dinner time (assuming that is when you have your largest meal) in order to avoid nausea.

Does Tri-Estarylla make you gain weight? ›

Will Tri-Lo-Estarylla Cause Me to Gain Weight? Although many people believe that hormonal birth control causes weight gain, this just isn't the case. Studies have shown that there is no relationship between hormonal birth control and weight gain.

Do you still ovulate on Estarylla? ›

Tri-Estarylla contains two hormones, norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol, which belong to a group of drugs called hormonal contraceptives. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and by altering cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus to prevent sperm from entering.

What are the benefits of Tri-Lo-Estarylla? ›

This combination hormone medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones: a progestin and an estrogen. Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills may make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods, decrease your risk of ovarian cysts, and also treat acne.

Why do you have to wait 7 days after starting birth control? ›

When the pack is done, wait 7 days before you start a new pack. You'll get your period when you aren't taking pills (hormone‑free days). You're still protected from pregnancy during this time. The hormone‑free days must not be longer than 7 days.

Does the pill work immediately? ›

You will not be protected from pregnancy straight away and will need additional contraception until you have taken the pill for 7 days. If you start the pill after the 5th day of your cycle, make sure you have not put yourself at risk of pregnancy since your last period.

How do I know if my birth control is working? ›

Be patient as your body adjusts to the new treatment and stay consistent with taking it regularly. Long-term signs that the pill is working might include clearer skin, regular periods, and lighter and less painful periods.

Do the white pills in birth control give you your period? ›

The placebo pills are there to mimic the natural menstrual cycle, but there is no real medical need for them. People usually get their period while taking the placebo pills because the body reacts to the drop in hormone levels by shedding the uterine lining.

Are you supposed to get your period on white pill days birth control? ›

Be aware that you will probably have some bleeding for a few days and it is ok to continue taking the pill. The 21 and 24 day pill packs have placebo pills (sugar pills) and your period will usually start after the first or second sugar pill. It is ok to restart a new pill pack even if you are still on your period.

How many pills do you have to miss to get pregnant? ›

More than 7 pills missed

If you've missed 8 or more pills straight after each other, you will not be protected against pregnancy. If you have had unprotected sex, you may need to do a pregnancy test or take emergency contraception. Contact a sexual health clinic, doctor, nurse or pharmacist urgently.

Will I have a period while taking Estarylla? ›

Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Does Estarylla make you bleed more? ›

Some patients may have mild vaginal bleeding or spotting while on this medicine. If this happens, do not stop taking this medicine. If the bleeding or spotting lasts more than a few days or becomes heavier, contact your doctor. This medicine may cause dark patches to appear on your face.

Can I skip the placebo pills and start a new pack to avoid period? ›

It's possible to delay or prevent your period with extended or continuous use of any combined estrogen-progestin birth control pill. Your doctor can recommend the best pill schedule for you, but generally, you skip the inactive pills in your pill pack and start right away on a new pack.

What happens if you take birth control in the morning? ›

If you take a combined-hormone pill, you can switch the hour you take your pill whenever you want. You can also switch to taking your pill as soon as you wake up — so that may be 7am Monday-Friday, and 10am on weekends — that's actually OK too (for a combined-hormone pill).

Can I take my birth control 3 hours late? ›

If you're taking progestin-only pills, it's best to take them at the same time every day. But you have a 3 hour window, meaning it's only working less well if you take it more than 3 hours late. If this happens, use a backup method of birth control, like a condom, for the next 2 days.

What is the best hour to take the pill? ›

Whether you stay up late to socialise with your friends or you work in the evenings, the best time to take your pill may be late afternoon or in the evening around 6pm. Try to take your pill at the same time as another daily activity, such as just before having your dinner or taking off your makeup.

What birth control is best for weight loss? ›

No birth control has been designed for or scientifically proven to cause weight loss. But one of the hormones in Yasmin, drospirenone, can act as a diuretic. That means it may lead to less or no water retention, giving the illusion that you've lost weight.

Does Estarylla make you depressed? ›

genital discharge, breast issues (including breast pain, tenderness, discharge, and enlargement), mood disorders (including depression and altered mood), gas (flatulence), nervousness, and.

What are the common side effects of tri Estarylla? ›

The most frequently reported side effects were headache/migraine, nausea/vomiting, gastrointestinal disorder, diarrhea, abdominal/gastrointestinal pain, vaginal infection, genital discharge, breast issues (including breast pain, discharge, and enlargement), dysmenorrhea, metrorrhagia, abnormal withdrawal bleeding, mood ...

Can I get pregnant on Tri Estarylla? ›

Due to the potential risk of becoming pregnant, use additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) for the first seven days of the patient's first cycle pack of Tri-Estarylla.

When are you most likely to get pregnant on the pill? ›

In general, research suggests that for women who consistently have periods every 26 to 32 days, conception (getting pregnant) is most likely to occur during days 8 to 19. When counting the days of your menstrual cycle, you should count the day that your period starts as Day 1.

What happens to your eggs when you don t have a period on birth control? ›

“So, if you suppress the ovarian function, particularly with higher-dose oral contraceptives, you are slowing that production line,” Pal said. However, that doesn't mean these women's egg quality has permanently declined. Instead, hormonal birth control simply suspends the egg maturation process in an earlier stage.

What are the white pills in Tri-Estarylla? ›


Tri-Estarylla™ (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP) consists of 28 tablets in the following order (3): 7 white tablets each containing 0.18 mg norgestimate and 0.035 mg ethinyl estradiol. 7 light blue tablets each containing 0.215 mg norgestimate and 0.035 mg ethinyl estradiol.

Why do I bleed so much on Tri Lo Estarylla? ›

You might have spotting or irregular bleeding when you first start using this medicine. You might have unplanned bleeding if you miss a dose or are late taking it. However, if you have heavy bleeding, call your doctor.

How do I know if I'm pregnant on the pill? ›

Signs of pregnancy on the pill

Breast soreness or tenderness. Urinating more often than usual. Constipation. Experiencing unusual tastes or being highly sensitive to certain smells.

What is the 7 day rule about the pill? ›

Combined Pill and Seven Day Rule

It is important that the pill free interval is never longer than 7 days. If regular taking of pills is disrupted for any reason (even if you forget to take it for 1 day) it takes 7 days of taking the pill for it to become effective again. This is called the '7-day guideline'.

What happens if you don t take your birth control at the same time every day? ›

If you're taking a combination pill — which contains the hormones estrogen and progestin — you're protected against pregnancy as long as you take your pill each day. It doesn't matter what time you take it (although taking it at the same time every day can help you remember your pill).

Does birth control make your boobs bigger? ›

When taking these pills, the level of hormones in your body increase. At these increased levels, these hormones can generate changes in your body, such as a temporary increase in breast size or weight gain. In addition to these changes, some women experience more severe side effects from birth control pills.

Does birth control pill work after 1 day? ›

For the first 7 days after someone starts taking the Pill, they should use a second form of contraception, such as condoms, to prevent pregnancy. After 7 days, the Pill should work alone to prevent pregnancy. This timing can vary based on the type of Pill and when someone starts taking it.

Which birth control works immediately? ›

Diaphragms, cervical caps, and sponges also start working right away. To be the most effective, these forms of birth control need to be used properly and fit well. Work with your doctor to understand how to insert them and ensure they'll properly protect you.

How do you know if birth control failed? ›

If they feel unsure about whether the contraceptive has failed or not, they can take a home pregnancy test or visit a gynaecologist.

Can you get pregnant while on the pill? ›

Yes. Although birth control pills have a high success rate, they can fail and you can get pregnant while on the pill. Certain factors increase your risk of getting pregnant, even if you're on birth control. Keep these factors in mind if you're sexually active and want to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

How do you know if the pill isn't right for you? ›

If you find yourself feeling spaced-out, or have trouble concentrating or remembering certain things, there is a chance it could be to do with your contraceptive pill. The influx of hormones is thought to mimic the confusion, or 'brain fog', that many pregnant women experience.

How many days into the white pills should I get my period? ›

In general, about 3 days after finishing all of the 21 active tablets in a 28 pill pack, most women will start their period. If you use a 28-pill pack, you'll get your period during the week you take the reminder (hormone-free) pills.

How many days after my last pill should I get my period? ›

It can take a while for your periods to come back after you stop taking the pill. Period usually start again within 4 weeks after stopping the pill, but this depends on what your cycle is normally like.

Does the pill mean no period? ›

If you don't have a period for several months, you may have what's known as post-pill amenorrhea. The pill prevents your body from making hormones involved in ovulation and menstruation. When you stop taking the pill, it can take some time for your body to start producing these hormones again.

Can missing 2 pills cause pregnancy? ›

Your exact risk depends on a few things, like which week of your pill pack that you missed your pills. For example, missing two pills at the very beginning of a new pill pack puts you at high risk for pregnancy.

Will I ovulate if I miss 2 pills? ›

If you miss one pill, it's ok to take two pills the following day–ovulation is not likely to happen that quickly. But if you miss two or more days of pills, it will take a week for the pill to get your hormones back into a steady state.

Can you get pregnant after missing 3 pills? ›

If you've missed three or more days or it has been longer than 48 hours since you took a pill, you are no longer protected against pregnancy. Consider emergency contraception if you've had unprotected sex in the last five days or if the pills were missed during the first week of the pack.

What happens if I miss the pill for one day? ›

If you have missed 1 pill anywhere in the pack or started a new pack 1 day late, you're still protected against pregnancy. You should: take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.

What if I accidentally miss a day of birth control? ›

If you missed 1 hormonal pill (by 24–48 hours) or if you are simply late taking 1 pill (for less than 24 hours), you should: Take the late or missed pill as soon as possible. Continue taking the remaining pills at the usual time (even if it means taking two pills on the same day).

How long is birth control effective if you miss a day? ›

The 24 to 48 hour window. Dr. Brant says the general rule of thumb for the combination pill is to consider the 24 to 48 hour safe window. You can play catch up with missed pills before that, but after that time window has passed, you're no longer protected against pregnancy.

What happens if you miss a birth control pill by a few hours? ›

If you're taking progestin-only pills, it's best to take them at the same time every day. But you have a 3 hour window, meaning it's only working less well if you take it more than 3 hours late. If this happens, use a backup method of birth control, like a condom, for the next 2 days.

Can I get pregnant if I miss 1 pill? ›

The short answer. Yes, there's a chance you could get pregnant if you miss one pill, but generally, the chance of pregnancy isn't any higher than usual – with one exception: your risk is higher if you're using progesterone-only pills.

Do you have to wait for your period to start birth control? ›

So there's no need to wait for the first day of your period to start taking your birth control pills — you can start whenever you like! At the longest, you'll only have to wait 7 days for the pills to start being effective — just make sure you're using a backup method like condoms during those days.

Why am I still on my period while on birth control? ›

Your “period” on the contraceptive pill is actually called withdrawal bleeding. It happens when the levels of hormones in your pills drop. Withdrawal bleeding is usually lighter and slightly different than the period you had before taking the pill.

What to do if I miss 3 days of birth control? ›

If you missed 2 or more active (hormonal) pills or if you started a pack 2 or more days late
  1. Take 2 active (hormonal) pills as soon as possible and then continue taking pills daily. ...
  2. Also, use condoms or abstain from sex until you have taken active (hormonal) pills for 7 days in a row.
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What happens if I take my birth control 2 hours late? ›

If you are 15 minutes late in taking your pill, you may experience break-through bleeding. If you are 3 hours late, you need to use a back-up method of birth control for two days after taking that missed pill.

What happens if I skip the placebo pills and start a new pack? ›

Skipping the non-hormonal birth control pills (aka placebo pills, “sugar” pills, or reminder pills) in your pill pack won't cause any side effects. The non-hormonal pills are just there to help you remember to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.

What happens if you don't take the pill at the same time? ›

You need to take the pill at around the same time every day. You could get pregnant if you do not do this, or if you miss a pill, or vomit or have severe diarrhoea. Some medicines may make the pill less effective. Check with your doctor if you're taking any other tablets.

How many hours is considered missing a pill? ›

A pill has been missed when it is more than 24 hours since the time you should have taken it. contraceptive coverage. However, missing two or more pills or starting the pack two or more days late (more than 48 hours late) may affect your contraceptive coverage.

How many birth control pills equal a Plan B? ›

Birth control pills may also be used: Talk to your provider about the correct dosage. In general, you must take 2 to 5 birth control pills at the same time to have the same protection.

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