A member asked:

I started taking my contraceptive pills last night at 11pm.due to my job and lifestyle i couldnt do that every night.how would i change that time?i take 2 pills of desogestrel 75mmg daily.it would allow me a 12 hour time period i believe.

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Basics: The pill prevents egg release by keeping a constant level of hormone in your blood, maintained through regular daily dosing. Interrupting the timing by too long can allow egg release. A gradual shift to a time that fits your daily activities by a few hours/day may be better than a 12 hr abrupt switch.

Answered 8/31/2020

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