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A 20-year-old female asked:

Taking norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets. i missed pill by two hours am i still protected? does it always have to be at the same time ?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Just take pill daily: It is best to remember taking your contraceptive pills every day at about the same time so that the level of the hormones in your blood remains rather constant and stable . " Missing a pill by two hours" is not likely to matter very much or to make you less "protected". Consider asking your Gyn for an IUD or a subdermal implants which are much more effective and are "forgettable" methods.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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