U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Commack, NY
A 26-year-old female asked:

How many minutes late is too late for the mini pill? is 15-30 after your scheduled time too late? for example if i always take it at 8pm and one night i take it at 8:15 should i use back up?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
You should be ok: 15-20 minutes would probably be ok with the mini pill. Try to take it at the same time daily. It is certainly not as effective as the combination pill and added protection with condoms is never a bad idea

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 16, 2021

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.