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Jan 12
11:18
Hi girls, so I took my first pill of this packet at 9 am and I had a bit of diarrhea at 11 am . I took another pill just there to be safe but is this the right thing to do?
 
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Jan 12
11:27
It wasn’t necessary as for diarrhoea to affect the pill it has to be 6+ trips of liquid stool within 24hrs
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Jan 12
11:48
Ah okay thank you, will this extra pill effect my contraception at all?
 
Jan 12
11:50
no it won’t, you may just experience some heightened side effects though
 
Jan 12
19:59
@nikeyxo I'm sorry, but you're wrong, or maybe the instructions on your pill say so. @halz You have to read your package insert, it will tell you if it was necessary or not. Did you take it on a different pack of pills?
 
Jan 12
20:04
@anoooony it’s what the NHS website states.
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Jan 12
20:07
{a-aHEl5z5}
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Jan 12
20:12
The brand I'm on is overeena, it says if you have diarrhea within 3-4 hours of taking the pill to take another one which I did but now I've had it again but it is 7 hours after I've taken the last pill. I'm not sure wether to take another one to be extra safe or am I okay?
 
Jan 12
20:14
@Halz the NHS website has the most reliable information as well as the comment i linked above is based on very reliable sources, pamphlets are very outdated whereas the NHS website regularly updates. You need to have severe diarrhoea for it to affect the pill like it states on the screenshot. You’re fine
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Jan 12
20:17
@nikeyxo But even if your site says that, it doesn't work for her. The leaflet of the pill (so the information about the manufacture, the use are indicated) and you have to believe the leaflet not a site that gathers information. @halz Yes, it's ok, it's been more than 7 hours. Did you take the pill on your current pack?
 
Jan 12
20:20
@anoooony it’s the national health service website? i’m providing reliable sources for my information, and many users on here will tell you that pamphlets have outdated information because they haven’t been updated in years.
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Jan 12
20:25
@nikeyxo So these are outdated brochures sold with their pills? And I'm telling you that she has to rely on the leaflet of her pill first, because her pill works as such. If she gets pregnant with your information, what do you do? Since in your information it is not serious, she can have up to 8 severe diarrheas in 24 hours while the leaflet of her pill tells her that the 3-4 hours following the taking of the pill it is not absorbed and therefore there is a risk.
 
Jan 12
20:28
@anoooony I’m not trying to argue, I’m providing you with reliable sources. Please feel free to make your own post about this and you’ll receive the same answers as so many users including me have spent a lot of time researching to provided users with reliable information. The national health service website is a reliable and serious website that gets updated more often than pamphlets as changing pamphlets is expensive. Again I’m not trying to argue, just providing sources and you can ask other users to provide their research.
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Jan 12
20:34
@anoooony no I took the second one from a spare pack!
 
Jan 12
20:34
Also my phone doesn't let me click on linked posts
 
Jan 12
20:35
Can you see the screenshots? Also for the nhs website just type in NHS combined pill and all the info is there
 
Jan 12
20:35
Does your site generalize all the information in the instructions of all the brands of pills that exist? When there are specificities for a brand, is it noted? If a pill allows only 3 hours of delay and another pill allows 12 hours of delay, what is noted? 12 hours maximum or 3? Or both?
 
Jan 12
20:36
@Halz ok perfect.
 
Jan 12
20:39
@anoooony The diarrhoea and vomiting rules applies to all pills, if there are any exceptions for any brands they are listed. There is information for both types of mini pills and combined pills. I can give you an example of outdated information in pamphlets, combined pills have a 24hr usage window (other than some exceptions which are listed) but most pamphlets still say 12hrs which is incorrect. Again it’s not just some random site, is the national health service website in the uk which is our health service so they’re gonna list reliable and researched information.
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Jan 12
20:44
Do you know that not all my pill users are from the UK? Anyway, I hope none of them get pregnant and I hope they at least read their instructions 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
 
Jan 12
20:46
The impact of diarrhea on the absorption of the pill has actually never really been researched so we're just guessing and going by the health authorities guidelines. So you really can't say someone is "wrong" when there is no clinical research to back that up one way or another {CROdEl5T1}
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Jan 12
20:46
@anoooony the country you're in doesn't impact how your birth control works...
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Jan 12
20:47
You will always be fine going by the instructions printed in your pamphlet but they are often over cautious which makes sense
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Jan 12
20:47
Again I was providing sources, not trying to argue. I haven’t heard of any users getting pregnant after receiving this info.
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Jan 12
21:16
So am I still fully protected? Since it was 3-4 hours after? Or if I continue to have it am I not
 
Jan 12
21:17
@Halz yes you’re fully protected as you didn’t have 6+ trips of diarrhoea (based on the info you gave).
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Jan 12
21:34
But (not to give tmi) does it matter how much there is etc? Or is it just 6 times in general?
 
Jan 12
21:35
The information is quite vague but like the screenshot said it has to be severe, food poisoning like. But yes 6 times is what’s mostly said.
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Jan 12
21:51
The info @nikeyxo provided is correct.
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