What happens if I forget to take my estradiol?
Do not double doses. If you miss a dose and it is more than 2 hours until your next dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible with food, then go back to your regular time. If you miss a dose and it is within 2 hours of your next evening dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
What if I take my levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol pill a few minutes late?
Do not skip or delay taking your pill by more than 24 hours. If you miss a dose, you could get pregnant. Ask your doctor for ways to help you remember to take your pills or about using another method of birth control. You may feel sick or nauseated, especially during the first few months that you take this medicine.
How long does ethinyl estradiol stay in your body?
EE is a long-acting estrogen, with a nuclear retention of about 24 hours.
Can you get pregnant on norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol?
Due to the potential risk of becoming pregnant, use additional non-hormonal contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) for the first seven days of the patient’s first cycle pack of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP.
Can you skip your period on norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets?
Missed periods may occur if you skip one or more tablets and have not taken your pills exactly as directed. If you miss two periods in a row, talk to your doctor. You might need a pregnancy test. If you suspect that you may be pregnant, stop taking this medicine immediately and check with your doctor.
What happens if I miss my progesterone pill?
For all progestins, except for progesterone capsules for postmenopausal women: If you miss a dose of this medicine, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.