A 37-year-old female asked:
I was late taking my sprintec bcp by about 2 hours. i was on day 6 of week 2. is that a problem?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Should be fine.: If you have been on your pills for awhile the risk of failure very very low. You should be protected as long as taking on a daily basis. Taking at the same time is not absolutely essential for protection but it is a good habit to get into so you won't miss any of your pills. Some women feel their bleeding control is best if they take at the same exact time every day. Should be fine.
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Late bc pill: No, a few hours won't change the efficacy of your birth control.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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