What you should do:

  • Take a pill as soon as you remember – only take one, even if you’ve missed more than one pill
  • Take the next pill at the usual time – this may mean taking two pills on the same day (one when you remember and one at the usual time), this is not harmful
  • Carry on taking your remaining pills each day at the usual time
  • Use extra contraception such as condoms for the next two days (48 hours) after you remember to take your missed pill, or don’t have sex

If you have unprotected sex during the two days after you miss your pill, you may need emergency contraception – get advice from your GP or contraception clinic.