Oral Progestin Only Oral Contraception (POC), pt. 2

Table 9 – Missed Dose Instructions For Progestin Only Pills50*


> 3 hours since dose

Vomiting or diarrhea within 3 hours of taking a dose

  • Take one dose ASAP 
  • Continue taking one dose a day at the same time, even if you have to take two tablets on the same day
  • Use backup contraception until the regular schedule has resumed for two consecutive days
  • Consider emergency contraception if a woman has had unprotected sexual intercourse during the 48-hour window

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