The Combined Pill (and Cerazette)
Less than 12hrs late:
- Take your late pill as soon as you remember
- Take the next pill at the usual time
- You do NOT need any additional precautions eg condoms
More than 12hrs late:
- Take your next pill at the normal time
- Use condoms for the next 7 days
- If there are less than 7 pills left in your packet – go straight on to your next packet and do not have a break.
- If you have any burst condoms during this time you may need emergency contraception.
The Progestogen Only Pill (Mini pill)
- If you are more than 3hrs late with your pill, use condoms until you have taken 7 pills correctly.