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Not to my knowledge. I believe each pill contains a different level of synthetic progesterone and estrogen to speficially control the way your body reacts to the hormones - hence the lay out of the pill packs. Each pill is meant to be taken around the same time, each day, in order. So skipping around and taking a Saturday pill on Monday isn't a good idea. However, if you lost a pill, it might be better for you to take the pill intended for the next day and continue from that day as you would normally rather than miss a day completely.

It depends on the pill brand. Yaz, Tricyclen, Estrostep, and Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 are all examples of pills with non-identical pills; some of these have as many as four different formulations in the same pack, counting the placebos. Check the instruction book that comes with each pack for more information.

Ive been on the pill for nearly 6 years now. I have used Microgynon (cant remember how to spell it) Dianete and Cilest and with all these the pills are identical and I havent yet heard of a pill where they are different, so if u accidentally take a different day there is nothing to worry about.

Any pills with 'tri' in the name are different. They have different doses every week. These are also the only pills that I have heard that you cannot take continuously to intentionally skip a period.

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