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What If I Miss Any Pills?

It is very important that you take Lo Minastrin Fe every day, at the same time every day, even if you do not have sex very often. Missing pills increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do if you miss pills depends on how many pills you missed and when in the cycle they were missed.
If you miss one of the first 24 pills (the blue tablets), take the missed dose as soon as you remember and take the next pill at your regular time, even if this means taking two pills at once. You do not need to use a backup method of contraception, as you will be adequately protected against pregnancy.
If you miss two pills in a row during the first or second weeks of the pack, take two pills on the day you remember and two pills the next day. This should get you back on your regular schedule. You must use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, if you have sex in the seven days after you restart the pills.
If you miss two yellow or white pills in a row during the third or fourth week of the pack, or three or more blue or white tablets in a row during any week, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack right away. You need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for a week. You may not have your period as usual this month.
If you miss any of the last two tablets (the brown tablets), throw away any of the tablets you missed and continue as usual. Missing these tablets will not increase your risk of pregnancy, as long as you start your next pack on time. No backup contraception is necessary.

General Information on Taking Lo Minastrin Fe

Some considerations to keep in mind while taking this oral contraceptive include the following:
  • Lo Minastrin Fe comes in chewable tablet form. Chew and swallow one tablet once a day. Follow each dosage with a full glass of water.
  • Please note that only the first 24 tablets (the blue ones) are chewable. The last four should be swallowed whole.
  • You can take Lo Minastrin Fe with food or on an empty stomach. If the medication seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack of Lo Minastrin Fe contains 28 pills. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one right away the next day, even if your period has not started yet.
  • It is very important to take Lo Minastrin Fe every day, at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any pills. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for seven days.
  • For the contraceptive to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Lo Minastrin Fe dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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