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Second pack of the pill, does it continue to be effective?

By February 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Hello all, I’ve started with my second pack after the 7 day break after my first pack. I got my period on the break and continued taking pills 5 days after i had my period (since i also started 5 days after the first time). My question is, does the pill continue to be effective even by the time i started a new pack? I had sex 6 days on the second pack but I still used a condom + pull out. Just curious if I had to wait 7 days still. Thanks

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Hello again

Your pill is effective with no waiting period needed.


February 26, 2020 - 8:04am
(reply to SusanC)

Okay, thanks for this. I thought the 7 day precaution is for when you start a new pack every time after the 7 day break. Glad to know I’m protected immediately after starting the second pack. Thank you!

March 9, 2020 - 7:13am
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