A 19-year-old female asked:
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is it okay to take yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 10 minutes early...took it at 8:50 instead of 9pm?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hormones, including birth control pills, should ideally be taken approximately the same time of day. Although it does not have to be exactly the same time, levels are most consistent as long as it is taken at the same general time (i.e. Morning, afternoon, or night.).
Answered on Sep 9, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree with Dr. Cheng: This variability will not cause a problem.
Answered on Sep 9, 2017

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Yes: That small of a difference in time should not be a problem.
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