U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MN
A male asked:

I took my combination birth control pill 30 minutes late, did i affect the efficacy of it? i haven't missed any pills and i take it at 7 pm always.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No: The time window for taking the birth control pill is hours, not minutes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 25, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.