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Manage Missed Pills

The management of missed pills depends on the type and condition that you are taking medicine for. In case you forget to take one pill, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time to take the next dose. If you missed more than 2 or 3 pills, then it is best to consult your doctor.

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Can antibiotics reduce the effect of oral contraceptives?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using OCP Crisanta 21 for the last six months. Two weeks back, I went for a tooth extraction. So, I took antibiotic Magniclav 625 mg for five days. I had two tablets a day from 15th to 20th of last month. I started my current Crisanta pack on the 16th of last month. My question is...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to While some antibiotics do induce hepatic enzymes to decrease the efficacy of contraceptive pills, Amoxicillin is not one of them and can be safely used without the fear of contraceptive failure. However, it is important to stick to the contraceptive schedule. If you hav...  Read Full »

I am currently on a holiday and forgot to carry Fluoxetine tablets. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently taking 20 milligrams of Fluoxetine daily. I am on holiday overseas for four nights and forgot my tablets. Is there anything I can do, or will this cause me difficulties?  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. I am here to answer all your questions. Fluoxetine is one of the longest-acting SSRIs. Ideally, you should take the tablet as instructed by your treating doctor, but there would not be any problem in the present scenario where you forgot to bring the tablet. You must be t...  Read Full »

I took a combined contraceptive pill and thew up within 30 minutes. I had sex the following week. Am I safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a general combined pill a few days back but I threw up within 30 minutes so decided to wait for three days for my period to start. I had sex the following week, and four days after that I started taking the pill and have been taking it at the same time every day since. Am I prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. This can be decided only by knowing which half of the periods you missed the pill. If it was at the beginning or end (not in the middle 10 days) of the cycle, there is not much risk of ovulation or pregn...  Read Full »

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