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A 21-year-old female asked:

Never missed a pill on lo loestrin fe but maybe off timing by give or take a few hours. still 99.9% effective?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Missing the pill by a few hours will still be effective, but try and stay regular to assure compliance and a definitive steady state level in your system. Best wishes.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
As long as only a: couple of hours should be ok.
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Can loestrin fe cause you to miss a period?
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Last updated Apr 28, 2017

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