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Nor-QD is a progestin-only birth control pill. This means that it contains just a progestin hormone, unlike combined birth control pills (which contain both an estrogen and a progestin). Progestin-only birth control pills are less effective than combined oral contraceptives. They become even less effective if you take any pills late or if you miss pills. It is important to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, for 48 hours anytime you miss pills or are three hours late (or more) taking a pill.
 
If you miss your period while taking Nor-QD, you may want to consider making sure you are not pregnant (an over-the-counter pregnancy test should be sufficient), especially if you have missed any of the pills. Keep in mind that it is normal to have late or early periods while taking Nor-QD. If you have missed two periods in a row, you should definitely take a pregnancy test.
 
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