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A 26-year-old female asked:

On ortho trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol). usually take the pill at 8 am. yesterday i forgot and didn't take it until 11 pm. i have never missed a dose. am i protected?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Lee
19 years experience
Yes: Try your best to be on time but remember that the pill is changing the level of hormone estrogen in your body and it takes a while for your body to react to this.
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Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes, most likely: If you missed only one dose of birth control, most likely you will be fine in terms of protection.
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Last updated Jul 12, 2016

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