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Is it considered late if you miss your birth control pill by 11 minutes? if so what should i do? i take tarina fe 1/20 eq birth control (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets usp and ferrous fumarate tablets)

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: Eleven minutes late is too late if a person is trying to get on a plane after the gate door has locked, but 11 minutes makes no difference with birth control pills. The usual instructions for when to take a birth control pill that was forgotten earlier the same day, is to take it as soon as one remembers it and then stay on one's usual pill-taking time schedule. If worried, ask the prescribing Dr.

Answered 10/20/2019

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