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What to Do If You Forget to Take Natazia

Natazia Dosing and Missed Pills

Missing pills increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do if you miss pills depends on how many pills you have missed and when in the cycle the pills were missed.
 
If you are less than 12 hours late for one pill, simply take the pill right away. This does not count as a missed pill, and no backup method of birth control is necessary.
 
If you are more than 12 hours late for one pill, the directions vary, depending on where in the pack you are. Follow these instructions:
 
  • Days 1 through 17 -- take the missed pill immediately, and take the next pill at your usual time (even if this means taking two pills on the same day); use a backup method of birth control for nine days and continue with the rest of the pack as usual.
     
  • Days 18 through 24 -- throw your current pack away immediately, and start with Day 1 of a new pack; use a backup method of birth control for nine days and take this new pack as usual.
     
  • Days 25 through 28 -- take the missed pill immediately, and take the next pill at your usual time (even if this means taking two pills on the same day); no backup method of birth control is necessary.
     
If you miss two pills in a row, follow these directions:
 
  • Days 1 through 17 -- do not take the missed pills (simply take the pill for the day on which you notice the missed pills); use a backup method of birth control for nine days and continue with the rest of the pack as usual.
     
  • Days 18 through 25 (if you miss days 25 and 26, refer to directions for days 25 through 28 instead) -- throw your current pack away immediately, and start with Day 3 of a new pack (skip the first two pills); use a backup method of birth control for nine days and take this new pack as usual.
     
  • Days 25 through 28 -- throw away your current pack immediately, and start with day 1 of a new pack (either right away or on the day you would have normally started a new pack); no backup method of birth control is necessary.
     
If you miss three or more pills in a row, contact your healthcare provider. If you have unprotected sex on the days you miss pills, there is a chance you may become pregnant. The more pills you miss, the higher the risk of pregnancy.
 
It is recommended to have an extra pack on hand. If you have diarrhea or vomiting within four hours after taking a pill, it is recommended that you take another pill of the same color (out of your extra pack), as you may not have absorbed the medication because of the diarrhea or vomiting. If you have diarrhea or vomiting and do not have an extra pack, contact your healthcare provider for advice.
 
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