Contraceptive pills are an effective method of protection against unplanned pregnancy, but you should remember to take the tablets at fixed times. However, if you forget to take one pill, do not panic – just follow the instructions of the manufacturer which contain specific guidelines for such situations.
In the event of omitting one TriNovum contraceptive pill
If you forget, or for any other reasons will not be able to take the next tablet, you should take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then continue to take the consecutive tablets from the package as originally scheduled. Contraceptive protection in the case of omitting a single pill will be maintained, and there will be no need for additional contraception.
In the event of omitting two or more TriNovum contraceptive pills
If you have missed two or more birth control pills, then you must be aware of the fact that protection against unwanted pregnancy will not be effective, so together your partner and/or yourself should use additional contraceptive measures. In order to regain a sufficient level of protection, take the last tablet you forgot as soon as possible, and then continue with the treatment as originally scheduled. The contraceptive effect and protection against pregnancy should be back at the end of seven days from the start of the regular adoption of the pills.
If during the period of reduced protection you happened to have an intercourse without additional contraception, then you may need to use the “morning-after pill”. If you suspect that as a result of such an intercourse you might have become pregnant, contact your doctor who will prescribe the right type of the “morning-after pill”.
If you have missed more than two pills, and there is less than seven tablets left in the package, you should finish taking the tablets from the blister pack, and then start a new pack without having a seven-day break.
If after the omission of two or more pills there are seven or more pills left in the package, you should finish the package, and then have a seven-day break.
If you have any queries concerning forgetting to take your pills, please contact us using the consultation form, or call our helpline, and we will be happy to answer all your questions.