What if I miss taking contraceptive pills for three consecutive days?

Q. How can I manage the missed contraceptive pills for three consecutive days?

Answered by
Dr. Arpit Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 11, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 12, 2022

Hi doctor,

I started taking contraceptive pills for the first time a year back, followed by the next day. However, I forgot to take my pills on the third day. What to do if I forgot to take contraceptive pills for three consecutive days? Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I would suggest:

1) If you miss one pill, take two pills the next day.

2) If you miss two pills (two consecutive days), take two pills the next day and continue the normal cycle thereon.

3) If you miss three pills (three consecutive days), restart the cycle from day one.

I will also suggest not missing a pill, as missing pills can lead to hormonal imbalances and cause problems for you.

Kindly revert in case of further queries.

Thank you.

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