What happens if you accidentally take 2 birth control pills in one day?

Accidentally doubling up on your birth control one day isn't cause for alarm, and it won't mess with your period or protection against unwanted pregnancy. Just continue taking your pill as usual the next day to stay on track.

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What are the side effects of taking 2 birth control pills at once?

Symptoms of an overdose of birth control pills include:
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Discolored urine.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding (2 to 7 days after the overdose)
  • Headache.
  • Emotional changes.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Rash.

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Can I take 2 birth control pills on the same day?

Yes, it's absolutely safe to take two pills in one day, including taking two pills at once. That said, the most effective and best way to take your birth control pill is to take one every day (and if you're taking the mini-pill, it's extra important to take it at the same time every day).

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Will I get sick if I take 2 birth control pills?

The bottom line. If you accidentally took two birth control pills, there's no need for concern. Even if you've taken several birth control pills, you probably won't experience any serious side effects.

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Can taking 2 birth control pills cause vomiting?

Take your pill every day. If you skip a dose, you'll need to take the missed dose as soon as possible. This means you may have to take two pills on the same day to make up for the missed dose. Taking two pills at once is more likely to cause nausea.

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What happens if you accidentally take an extra birth control pill?

The extra pill may cause you to feel nauseous that day, but the feeling usually passes. However, if it continues for a couple of days, it might be good to talk with your health care provider. The day after the extra dose, continue to take your pills on schedule; you just won't be lined up with the day on the pill pack.

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How many pills is too much?

Taking more than five medications is called polypharmacy. The risk of harmful effects, drug interactions and hospitalizations increase when you take more medications. 2 out of 3 Canadians (66%) over the age of 65 take at least 5 different prescription medications.

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Does birth control make you thick?

It's rare, but some women do gain a little bit of weight when they start taking birth control pills. It's often a temporary side effect that's due to fluid retention, not extra fat. A review of 44 studies showed no evidence that birth control pills caused weight gain in most women.

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Does Birthcontrol cause cellulite?


The female hormone estrogen can cause fat buildup in areas like the thighs and buttocks where cellulite is most common. Women are more likely to develop cellulite when in high-estrogen situations, such as pregnancy and when taking birth control pills.

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Will birth control give me hips?

The pill could be exerting subtle influences on fat – particularly where it is stored in the body. At puberty, oestrogen and progesterone are responsible for the development of typically 'female' characteristics, such as wider hips and larger breasts, largely by changing the way fat is distributed.

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Does birth control stop your period?

There are birth control pill regimens designed to prevent bleeding for three months at a time or for as long as a year. But it's possible to prevent your period with continuous use of monophasic birth control pills — pills with the same hormone dose in the three weeks of active pills.

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Is it OK to take multiple pills at once?

There are several risks when taking multiple medicines. You may be more likely to have side effects. Because most medicines can have side effects, the more medicines you take, the more likely you will have side effects. Taking certain medicines can also increase the risk for falls.

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What are the 6 symptoms of an overdose?

Symptoms of a drug overdose (including alcohol poisoning) may include:
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • severe stomach pain and abdominal cramps.
  • diarrhoea.
  • chest pain.
  • dizziness.
  • loss of balance.
  • loss of co-ordination.
  • being unresponsive, but awake.

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How do you tell if you are overmedicated?

The Signs and Symptoms of Overmedication
  1. Fatigue and energy depletion.
  2. Pressure in the abdomen.
  3. Aches and pains in the body.
  4. Problems with balance and motor skills.
  5. Fatalities and falls.
  6. Rashes and flushing of the skin on a regular basis.
  7. Weight gain or loss that is not clarified.

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Can you take 2 birth control pills instead of Plan B?

And if you were taking your pills correctly up until when you took 2, you wouldn't have needed to take Plan B (aka emergency contraception). If you took someone else's birth control pills, taking just 2 of them won't do anything to prevent pregnancy, though emergency contraception certainly will.

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Is taking two birth control pills the same as Plan B?

In general, you must take 2 to 5 birth control pills at the same time to have the same protection.

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Will I get pregnant if I miss one pill?

Yes, there's a chance you could get pregnant if you miss one pill, but generally, the chance of pregnancy isn't any higher than usual – with one exception: your risk is higher if you're using progesterone-only pills.

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What to give someone who has taken an overdose?

When experiencing an overdose, breathing can slow to the point of death. Giving naloxone to someone who has overdosed restores normal breathing, by reversing the effects of opioids. It is safe, easy to administer, and has no potential for abuse.

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How long do you have to stay in hospital after an overdose?

"After naloxone, when can opioid overdose patients be safely discharged? Study confirms one hour rule." ScienceDaily.

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What are four signs a person has been poisoned?

Burns or redness around the mouth and lips. Breath that smells like chemicals, such as gasoline or paint thinner. Vomiting. Difficulty breathing.

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Can you take different pills together?

As long as a doctor or pharmacist has taken into account the effect of taking two or more medicines at the same time it should be perfectly safe.

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What does twice daily mean on a prescription?

Taking your medications at the proper intervals during the day. Try to divide up your dosing times as evenly as possible throughout the day: for example, every 12 hours for a drug that needs to be taken twice a day, or every 8 hours for a drug that needs to be taken three times a day.

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How should you take multiple pills?

Stay on Schedule
  1. Read the entire medication label on the container to make sure you take the right dose.
  2. Take your pills at the same time every day, such as first thing in the morning or with lunch.
  3. Use a chart, pill calendar, or your phone's calendar reminders to set a schedule and track when you take your medication.

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Can birth control make you skinny?

Most types of birth control don't affect your weight. But there are some methods that may cause weight gain in some people. There's been a lot of research on common birth control side effects. And studies show that the pill, the ring, the patch, and the IUD don't make you gain weight or lose weight.

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What age is appropriate for birth control?

Q: What age is the “right age” to start birth control? A: Age 16 tends to the most common age to start birth control as it allows a young woman to be established in her cycle before potentially disrupting it.

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