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27 Feb 2004

Missed contraceptive pill - Nordette only, please
This is my first month on the contraceptive pill Nordette. What do I do if I miss a pill?

I haven't missed any of the active pills, only one of the red "inactive" ones. Do I just continue taking the rest? Start a new pack on my next period? What? Help, please.
Answer 4,580 views

01 Jan 0001

The inactive pills have no hormone so it doesn't matter if you miss one. Carry on with the rest, but start your next pack after 7 days, not 8, i.e. pretend that you took the missed pill and carry on with the next day's pill.

Best wishes
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