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what if i take my birth control within the hour

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like it is: You are consistent..That is excellent.. Keep up the good work.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
BCPs: As long as you remember to take the BCPs everyday as prescribed, the time difference of one hour will not change the pill action.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Just take then at the same time each day by the clock.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Birth control or any medication for that matter should be taken around the same time each day. A couple hours off should not affect the effectiveness ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
No: Even with diarrhea, the birth control pills will be effective. You do not need repeat them for coverage. Just continue as prescribed and if new sympto ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slim to none: Unlikely to get pregnant under these circumstances.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : That is true if you started your pill after your menstrual cycle. If you started in the middle of your menstrual cycle then that may not be true. If y ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: You can resume the next night without a problem
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: It might, but to avoid irregular bleeding, I would suggest you stop at the end of the pack.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Either take 2 pills the next day to make up for the one you missed, but since your really didn't miss a pill, just continue to take one a day. You wil ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleedin: If a woman encounters bleeding in the middle of a pack of birth control pills she should continue taking the pills to remain protected from pregnancy ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Low: No BC pill is 100% effective. You may want to use condoms PLUS spermicidal foam or gel. Low chance as long as you take 1 pill/day and don't miss any d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: An hour give or take won't matter. It should still be effective.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes, but....: Yes, you are still protected, but your level of protection is likely less than what it would be if you took it at the same time each day. I recommend ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Very Low Risk: If you are off by a few hours, especially if you are on combination pill (for example, orsythia which is listed on your question). If you are on prog ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
24 hour interval: it's best to take your pills at 24 hour intervals, so that if you were taking your pill at 7PM daylight time, you would take it at 6PM standard time t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Nothing is 100%: Though no birth control is 100% effective...if you take your pill daily then you are 99.+% protected. It is my opinion that in this case the Plan B ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Midcycle spotting: Best discuss this with your doctor. Perhaps you need a change in your birth control pills if this continues.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should ta ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Bcp: You need to continue taking the pills for the duration of the pack. Anytime you have breakthrough bleeding you should continue to take the pill, you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Two possibilities: These days, birth control pills are very low dose; however, if you are lucky, & take you pills every day at the same time, there is the possibility th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Time zone: Just keep an alarm on your cell phone to ring every 24 hrs and will let you know when is time to take your pill. You need basically to take a pill ev ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait for a period: You can 'catch up' at this point, so you will need to use alternative contraception and then start your pack when your next period comes. That shoul ... Read More

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