There is no action needed if you have missed the white (inactive tablets) ; however you must follow the steps below if you miss any of your 21 yellow (active) tablets to ensure that contraception effect is not reduced.
Within 12 hours:Take the missed tablet as soon as remembered, then continue taking the next one at your usual time.
More than 12 hours:If the missed tablet is within
Take the missed tablet as soon as remembered, even if it means taking 2 tablets at the same time. Continue to take your tablets at your usual time and start the next pack right away without the 7-day tablet free period or 7-day white (inactive) tablets i.e. no gap should be left between packs. Your menses may not come until the next pack is finished, but there is no need to worry. However, if your menses does not occur after the next pack is finished, you should take a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy.
Stop the current pack and have a tablet-free period of up to 7 days – during which time a withdrawal bleed (menses) usually occurs and then continue with the next pack.
**If you miss your period (especially with missed tablets), check with your doctor to determine if you are pregnant before continuing to take the next cycle of contraceptives.
If you vomit or suffer from diarrhea within 3 to 4 hours of taking this medication, the tablet may not be absorbed. This is considered a missed dose. You should then follow the instructions above.