Missed A Dose

All medicines should be taken at the exact time and duration as prescribed by your doctor. If due to any reason you forget a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.

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I have bleeding and cramps after missing a birth control pill. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-cycle. There is a pretty good amount of bleeding and cramping. There is also some bloating. I have missed only one birth control pill. This has happened only when I have missed about 3 pills. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normally when you miss your contraceptive pill, it may lead to withdrawal bleeding because of hormonal effect of the pill on the endometrium which suddenly withdraws. You should consult a gynecologist online and start taking the pills again based on her suggestion.  Read Full »

Can I take the missed morning dose of Teleact now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am hypertensive from the past 2 years. I forgot to take the morning dose of my antihypertensive pill, tablet Teleact. Can I take it now?  Read Full »


Dr. (col) Rakesh Karanwal

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take the dose immediately whenever you remember that you forgot to take the morning dose. This approach is better than not taking the dose at all.  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I miss one birth control pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I have started taking Femilon from last month, from the fourth day of my period. I forgot to take the 18th-day pill at night, but I took it the next day early morning as soon as I remembered. At that time, I did not have sex with my husband. After this on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are unduly worried. A single pill miss is so common, and you have managed it effectively. Wait for your periods for next two days and if not, do not bother, start a new pack. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://...  Read Full »

Kindly advise on the dose of Levothyroxine as I had a severe reaction for Nature-Thyroid?

Query: Hi doctor, I was switched to Nature-Throid. Within nine days, I had a severe reaction. It caused panic attacks at night, waking up in sweat and insomnia. Then, my naturopath took me off and said to go back to my Levothyroxine. I take 88 mcg daily and 25 mcg once a week. I just realized that I forgo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you are off nature thyroid. Its responses are unpredictable and reactions are common. Levothyroxine is the best and the safest. It is good that you are back on Levothyroxine. I think you should just continue 88 mcg of Levothyroxine daily in the empty stoma...  Read Full »

One of my UPTs showed faint positive, while others showed negative. How to confirm?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on the Depo shot for a year. My last shot was before six months and I never went back for the next shot, which is supposed to be around three months back. I had some bleeding before two months and I thought it was a period. Last month, I did not have anything. I had a lot of unprote...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test is negative and you are not pregnant. Normally, you have to see this test within 5 minutes. When you see after a long time you can see a faint positive. Other three tests are if negative, then pregnancy is not there. But, if want a confirmation, then do a sonogr...  Read Full »

I missed my pill on day 4 and had sex. What is the possibility of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 28 day period cycle. I have been taking pills for two years. I had sex on day 4 and day 6 of my cycle. The problem is that I forgot to take one pill. What is the possibility of pregnancy here? I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have had sex on day 4 and 6 of period, then there is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation. After every cycle day 1 (including the first day of period) to day 10 is safe period and that is because, there is no ovulation and hence, no ovum released. So, re...  Read Full »

I skipped my birth control pill and started spotting. How to manage?

Query: Hi doctor, I went abroad a few days after my period ended. I start birth control on the last day or the day after the last usually. On the second day of my vacation, I started spotting and that has lasted till now. It has been about 10 days. I have been taking my birth control throughout. I only jus...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing a breakthrough bleeding occurring due to missing your pills and also probably due to not taking them on time. If it is a combined oral contraceptive pill, then it should be started from day 2 or 3 of your cycle ideally. So, the best is to s...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after taking an Ocp late?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on birth control continuously for three years. About a month ago, I took a pill late instead of in the morning. My boyfriend has not ejaculated in me. But, I noticed that I have gained weight. What are the chances of me being pregnant after taking a pill late? I do not have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a common mistake that you have faced. However, a single late pill intake is in no way could turn you fertile as well as pregnant. Even if you miss a single pill, the chance of pregnancy is very remote. Now, continuous pill intake could be the reason for...  Read Full »

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