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Pill and sickness

By February 14, 2020 - 8:41am
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I've been on the contraceptive pill Gedarel for the past few years and have never had a problem with it.

I took my first pill of a new pack yesterday morning at 11am, however was sick (only once) around 20hrs later at 7am the following morning. I then took my regular morning pill as usual, I'm just wondering what the likelihood is that this will decrease the pills effectiveness, especially because it was so early in the pack?

Also, I have had loose stool and was wondering if that contributes at all.

Thank you!

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Hello, AD4494

Thank you for posting,

If 20 hours passed before you got sick there is no worry. If you're sick (vomit) within two hours of taking your contraceptive pill, it will not have been absorbed by your body. You should then take another pill right away. As long as you're not sick again, you're still protected against pregnancy. If you continue to be sick or have diarrhea (6 or more watery stools) for more than 24 hours, this can mean your protection against pregnancy is affected.



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