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Femcon Fe Dosage

What If I Miss a Femcon Fe Dose?

It is important that you take Femcon Fe every day and at the same time each day, even if you do not have sex very often. If you miss pills, you increase the risk of pregnancy. What you should do if you miss pills depends on how many you have missed, if you are a day 1 starter or a Sunday starter, and when in the cycle the pills were missed. Some general instructions for missed pills include:
  • If you miss one of the first 21 pills (the white tablets), 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.
  • If you miss two 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 white pills in a row during the third week of the pack, or three or more white 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 pack 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 pack (this keeps you on track as a Sunday starter). Either way, you need to use a backup method of contraception for a week. You may not have your period as usual this month.
  • If you miss any of the last seven pills (the brown tablets), throw away any of the pills you have missed and continue as usual. Missing these pills does not increase your risk of pregnancy, as long as you start your next pack on time. No backup contraception is necessary.
  • At any time, if you are not sure what to do about missed pills, make sure to use a backup method of contraception until you can check with your healthcare provider. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a backup form of birth control available at all times.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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