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A 16-year-old female asked:

Do you really need to take oral contraceptive pills every night or depends on what particular time you started taking it? i took it 2:33 pm. is it ok

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
For the most: Effectiveness bc pills should be taken at the same time every day , it can be off by 1-2 hrs, if occasionally it is off by more than that usually it should be ok, if u miss an entire day , take 2 the next day and use backup birth control the rest of that cycle.
Last updated Nov 1, 2013

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