Re: threw up 1 hour after taking pill...help!
One hour would not be enough time for the pill to be absorbed. In the future, take an extra pill from another pack if you vomit, provided you can keep the replacement pill down. Since this happened yesterday, you can take an extra pill today, as though you just forgot to take your pill yesterday, and then continue on taking one pill a day until you reach the end of your pack. Check your pill pack for instructions, but with most combined pills one missed day is not an issue. However, you are on a very low dose pill, so to be extra safe you can use condoms or abstain from sex until you've taken seven consecutive pills perfectly (on time, no interfering substances, not vomiting after taking them).
In the future, you can always call your pharmacist to find an answer to a question like this if it's the weekend or late at night, or you cannot reach your doctor. They can advise you on what to do.
ETA: I just checked the information for Ortho Tricyclen Lo and it says that one missed pill does not call for back up. However, it's up to you, and using back up for a week certainly would not hurt anything.
Last edited by Daisies4monkeys; 12-03-2005 at 07:24 PM.