Medical Q&As

The pill - took two pills in error?

I am on the contraceptive pill for the past 5 months and took two pills on the one day by accident and will finish the pack a day early. So do I take an 8 day break and begin on the same day as usual or take a 7 day break and start a day earlier?

If you were to take an 8 day break from your pill you would not be adequately covered and would have to take additional contraceptive precautions for the first seven days of pill taking. Therefore you simply ignore the error and take a 7 day break from your pill.