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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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I have been on lo loestrin fe birth control pill a week and

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i have been on lo loestrin fe birth control pill for about a week and three days today and had un protected sex. do you recommend i take a plan b or what else can i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would take plan B

Absolutely

You are not protected yet from the loestrin fe

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when will the protection start?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

after one month

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Welcome :)

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. A second non-hormonal form of contraception OR Plan B should be used until you have been taking Loestrin for at least 7 consecutive days. If you have been taking it for 10 consecutive days as noted in your question, Plan B would not be necessary. In the future, if you miss a dose(s) of Loestrin, it is recommended to use a non-hormonal form of contraception for at least 7 days following the restart of Loestrin OR if you have unprotected sex Plan B would be necessary.

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