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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Why did you take an additional pill? If you took your pill, as usual, (the night before you became ill) at 5 pm the next day you should be fine. Many hours had passed. Assuming you did not have diarrhea all night. Some information below for future:

If your diarrhea has come upon you suddenly due to an illness or food poisoning, it is likely that the effectiveness of your birth control pills may be affected. This is because the active ingredients in your pill formulation may not be adequately absorbed. The rule of thumb is to assume that you can no longer count on your pills to keep you from getting pregnant if you have severe diarrhea for more than 24 hours. This means that you have passed six to eight watery stools in a 24 hour period for more than one day.

How to proceed? Call your physician and tell them what is happening. Most likely they will tell you to try to continue to finish out your pack of pills but to be sure to use an alternate method of contraception for the next seven days.


November 3, 2017 - 4:59pm


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