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Guidelines for Missed Loryna Pills

What Should I Do If I Forget a Dose?

It is crucial that you take Loryna every day and at the same time every day, even if you do not have sex very often. Missing pills increases the risk for pregnancy.
 
What you should do if you miss pills depends on how many pills you have missed, whether you are a day 1 starter or a Sunday starter, and when in the cycle the pills were missed. If you are ever unsure what to do about missed pills, make sure to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, until you can contact your healthcare provider for further instruction.
 
If you miss one of the first 24 pills in the pack (an "active" pill), take the missed pill 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 a backup method of contraception, as you will be adequately protected against pregnancy.
 
Some general instructions for missed pills include:
 
  • If you miss two of the first 24 pills in a row during the first or second week 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 of the "active" pills in a row during the third or fourth week of the pack (or three or more "active" pills in a row during any week), your instructions will vary, depending on whether you are a day 1 starter or a Sunday starter. 
If you are a day 1 starter, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one as soon as you remember.
If you are a Sunday starter, take one pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the pack and start a new one (this keeps you on track as a Sunday starter).
Either way, 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 four pills (the "inactive pills") throw away any of the pills you missed and continue as usual. These pills do not contain any active ingredients; they are used to remind you to start a new pack on the right day.
 
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