Posted by: Jane | 2009-08-24

Melodene (Missed a few)

Hi doc,
i missed a few pills last month, i keep forgetting, say every 2nd day &  then again this month, i missed 2 days and started my period when i had JUST finished.
Why does this happen? I am obviously not protected against falling pregnant?
Please could you advise.
Thank you.

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Our expert says:
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It happens because yourt hormone levels fall when you miss pills and you then bleed. If you have missed a number of pills, you will not be protected from pregnancy. You should use extra precautions for the next two weeks.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: Tsatsi | 2015-09-21

Hi, I made a mistake with my Melodene and took the wrong row, one immediately after the pink ones, not following the arrows. I had a period a week after my period. I then went back on the silver where I should have started in the first place. My period hasn't stopped after 7 days. Is it advisable to stop completely and start again after my next period?

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Posted by: Visitor | 2009-08-24

I am also on Melodene.
Please set a daily reminder to take the pills. When you had forgotten to take the pill did you take teh " forgotten"  pill as soon as you remembered ( the next day at least)? If you did that you should be fine. And if you missed the inactive ( pink ones) pills there shouldn' t be a problem. IN future set a reminder like i suggested.

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