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A 17-year-old female asked:

If i take my birth control 30mins early one night will it effect anything? or if i take it 30min late? will it still work?

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Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Birth Control timing: Yes, it will still work. You do not have to take it exactly the same time each day. You just don't really want to take it in the morning one day and the evening another. Better to try and take it every 24 hours but it is ok if you are off by an hour or so.
Dr. Luis Leyva jr
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes no problem: 30min apart is great. Try not to take closer than 8hrs apart unless recommended by a doctor. If you forget a pill double up next day, i.e. Take 12hrs apart until you catch up to your normal pill time. Don't take two pills or more together otherwise a bad upset stomach you will have!

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