I am on the combined contraceptive pill. I take my daily pill at 9am every morning, and started a new pack last Wednesday (03/04).
Unfortunately, I also had food poisoning that Wednesday night which led to being sick multiple times - I had taken my 9am pill that morning but started to be sick at 7pm and lasted through the night till around 5am. The next morning I felt confident I could keep down medication, so I took my 9am pill as usual with no problems and have continued to do so over the course of this week.
Is there anything else I should do to maximise effectiveness? Is this pack of pills useless now in terms of prevention?
Sorry for the long explanation, just wish to be clear. Thank you!
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Hello again, AD4494!
Thank you for posting.
It seems you have had this issue a few times before. If you are unsure about the effectiveness of the pill in the light of your being sick, use a back-up birth control method for 7 days. You can refer to the information in the two links below as well.
HelenaApril 7, 2019 - 5:29am