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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hi doctor! i would like to ask regarding birth control pills. its my first time to take it after 5 years. i missed a pill 1 hour and half, am i safe?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Missed BC pill: that short a time should NOT cause an issue - if you miss it by a day or more that WOULD be an issue. Try to assure that you get into a routine ie first thing in the AM or last thing in the PM before going to bed so that this doesn't happen. Good luck
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Your birth control pills are still effective.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2015

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