What should I do if I miss pills?

  • Sometimes schedules get hectic and women forget to take their pills. While it's very important that you take your pill at the same time every day for the Pill to be most effective, don't panic if you forget to take one on time. Review the instructions in our What if I Miss a Pill? section and pay close attention to whether or not you need to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms or spermicide.