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I have been in between refills of my birth control (sprintec)

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I have been in between refills of my birth control (sprintec) for 5 days. I took a plan B pill on Sunday. I now have my prescription and I do not want to mess up my cycle by taking 1st pill today. Is it a bad idea to double up on pills for 3 days to catch up?
I do not want to wait until after my next period 3 weeks from now. My husband and I do not use other forms of birth control.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is bad to double up just start the pack as normal. that is the safest way