Overcoming Forgetting To Take Birth Control Pills?
Hello, my name is Resa, I’m 21 years old, I’m married. Want to ask, I took birth control pills to delay my pregnancy. In 1 strip of birth control pills, there are 2 colors, yellow and white. The midwife said that when I was on the consul when I got the white medicine, it was probably my period. Because this is the month of Ramadan and I don’t want to break my fast, I don’t take too much white medicine, right after 5 days I’m menstruating. Now, what I want to ask is taking the pill, right? It has to be on schedule and I didn’t take it for 4 days when I continued to take the pill again, do I have to take the one on today’s schedule, what 4 days have passed is the medicine also taken? Thanks .. mhon the answer ..
There are 2 birth control pills, namely 21 pills and 28 pills. There are also 2 types of birth control pills, namely those containing progesterone only and those containing progesterone and esterogen. In 28 tablets, there are 21 yellow tablets containing hormones, and 7 blank white tablets / placebo. It is true that the consumption of white tablets aims to give the body time to be able to menstruate, besides that it is also to make it easier for birth control pill users so that they do not have to remember when the birth control pill should be taken again.
Thus, it is actually the same as you are taking white tablets and you are not taking white tablets because white tablets are placebo pills that do not contain hormones. Indeed, usually menstruation will come after you take white tablets for 1-3 days, in your case the same as stopping yellow birth control pills for 1-3 days.
For now, if yesterday you finished 21 yellow tablets and now menstruation, you can start taking birth control pills from a new blister. Start taking yellow tablet birth control pills on a new blister on the 3rd or 4th day of menstruation according to the day yes. Next, follow the arrow on the birth control pill package. Don't forget to take birth control pills at the same time every day to make it more effective at preventing pregnancy.
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