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What can happen if I take my bc pill 2 hours late?

What can happen if I take my bc pill 2 hours late?

Should be ok: 2 hours is within a reasonable time range. I still recommend you use condoms every time as a backup measure and to help protect against std's. ...Read more

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Two days ago I was one hour late on taking my pill other than that I take it same time everyday, should I worry about getting pregnant?

Two days ago I was one hour late on taking my pill other than that I take it same time everyday, should I worry about getting pregnant?

Not likely: It is good that you are taking your birth control pills as recommended. The single day 1 hour delay should not cause failure of your contraceptive. ...Read more

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Sometimes I take my birth control a hour or two late or I forget and take it the next day along with my pill for that day. Am I still protected?

Sometimes I take my birth control a hour or two late or I forget and take it the next day along with my pill for that day. Am I still protected?

Yes: Yes but I would avoid missing the day. Taking it at different hours does not have any effect. I would create a time to take it everyday to be safe. Like in the morning when brushing your teeth. ...Read more

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If I take my birth control pills an hour or two early or late, will that cause problems?

If I take my birth control pills an hour or two early or late, will that cause problems?

You're fine: If you take your pill within 12 hours of your usual tie, there is not any effect on efficacy. If you are in the 12-24 hour range of usual time, tiny drop in effectiveness. Once you are over a day late, there is a small but definite effect and you should consider a back-up form of contraception. Finally, if over 2 days late, consider that cycle uneffective - you may ovulate and get pregnant. ...Read more

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I took my birth control pill two hours late. I take it at the same time every day. Should I use a backup method?

Should be ok: Two hours late isn't significant. I.e. You didn't miss a day right?

When you ask about 'backup' - it's important to realize that no contraception; not even birth control pills are 100% effective (pretty close though).

Also oral contraception doesn't protect against sexually transmitted illnesses, so condoms may be something you want to consider for both pregnancy and STI prevention ...Read more

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I started spotting late Sunday night. Should I wait until next Sunday to start birth control or take two pills Monday?

I started spotting late Sunday night. Should I wait until next Sunday to start birth control or take two pills Monday?

One per day: It is unclear if you are starting a new pack for the first time or just continuing pills that you were already on. You should take one pill every day. You do not stop taking it or avoid starting it if you are bleeding. Just take one pill per day. ...Read more

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I take my bc pills on time and use condoms. My period is 6 days late; I took two preg. Tests (at 3 & 5 days late- both negative). could I be pregnant?

I take my bc pills on time and use condoms. My period is 6 days late; I took two preg. Tests (at 3 & 5 days late- both negative). could I be pregnant?

Check again: Many things can throw off your period. If you are pregnant it may not show up on testing right away. Wait a week and repeat pregnancy test. Other medical condiitons and stress can also effect your cycle. Follow up with gynecologist ...Read more

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I accidently took 3 or my birth control pills at once instead of two so I didn't take one on that Sunday. I'm late for my period Now. Help?

I accidently took 3 or my birth control pills at once instead of two so I didn't take one on that Sunday. I'm late for my period Now. Help?

Might be pg: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Do some home tests, realizing they can be falsely negative early in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it alright to take two unisom pills?

Is it alright to take two unisom pills?

Sleeping pills: Unisom should not be taking more than recommended as it may cause CNS depression, which may impair physical and mental activities. Not to exceed 2 weeks of use. I would not recommend taking 2 tablets. Follow sleep hygiene protocols and avoid caffeine and nicotine. Please make an appointment for consult to provide more information. Thank you and I hope that was helpful. ...Read more

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I take two 20mg lutein pills a day, is that ok for me?

I take two 20mg lutein pills a day, is that ok for me?

Yes: Lutein is a natural carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in egg yolks. These compounds may exert anti-inflammatory benefits along with preventing free-radical damage. This is all hypothetical or science based and there is little clinical evidence. Still a diet rich in vegetables is always a good idea! Http://bit. Ly/lquwwr. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take two pain relief pills within one hour?

Would it be okay to take two pain relief pills within one hour?

Only if instructed: Only id directed by physician to do so. Pain killers are most of the time serious medication that should only be taken as instrcuted by prescriber. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take my BC pill 2-3 hours, early or late Every day?

Not a good idea: Not a good idea to take pills 3 hours early or late every day. It is better you get into a regimen and take the pills at the time you do some activity daily'Like going to bed. Waking up. Brushing your teeth, eating breakfast etc
If you are late or early one or two days it may be ok. But everyday may not be a good idea with certain type of pills
Discuss with your doctor at next visit about your pills ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to take two 24-hour-pills (fexofeandine) at the same time?

Is it bad for you to take two 24-hour-pills (fexofeandine) at the same time?

Allegra overdose: Not recommended could be dangerous, however it is prescribed under certain circumstances but I would recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding your condition and to check your tolerance level. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally take two allergra pills in one day? 120 lbs pt.

What happens if you accidentally take two allergra pills in one day? 120 lbs pt.

Will be fine: Allegra (also known as fexofenadine) comes in different doses, but even if you take 2 of the highest dose (180 mg) pills in one day, it should not cause any problems. Maybe make you a bit more thirsty. ...Read more

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I was told to take first two Zpak pills at the same time. I took them a few hours apart is that ok?

I was told to take first two Zpak pills at the same time. I took them a few hours apart is that ok?

Yes: This should not be a problem. You will still get the appropriate first dose and it may be less likely to cause stomach upset by separating the doses a bit... ...Read more

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I'm still taken maca root and stop taking prenatal pills cause I did not want to take two pills at a time?

I'm still taken maca root and stop taking prenatal pills cause I did not want to take two pills at a time?

Why?: Why don't you want to take 2 pills at a time? Prenatal vitamins are proven to significantly reduce the incidence of birth defects when taken in early pregnancy, so if you have any chance of becoming pregnant please do yourself & future baby a favor by taking a prenatal. If you are to stop one, stop maca, which is not essential, but I don't see any reason to not take both. ...Read more

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I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?

I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?

Sounds like a lot: Adequate intake of biotin is 25-30 mcg for adolescent and 35 mcg for an adult daily. So 10, 000 mcg sounds like a very large amount. ...Read more

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If prescribed 875mg of Amoxcillin is that in one pill or two pills cause I'm supposed to take one tablet 2 times a day. MG is 875?

If prescribed 875mg of Amoxcillin is that in one pill or two pills cause I'm supposed to take one tablet 2 times a day. MG is 875?

875 twice a day.: The pills are 875 mg each. They should generally be taken one in the am and one in the pm. The prescription bottle should be clearly labelled to that effect. ...Read more

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I took myway mornin after pill on Sunday & I want to take it today Tuesday again will it be harmful if I take it twice in two days I'm worried

I took myway mornin after pill on Sunday & I want to take it today Tuesday again will it be harmful if I take it twice in two days I'm worried

See answer: The best is as under:
Emergency contraception
* 0.75 mg PO within 72 hrs of intercourse, then repeat 0.75 mg PO after 12 hrs of 1st dose
* Alternate: 1.5 mg PO within 72 hrs of intercourse
* Note: Consider repeating the dose if vomiting occurs within two hours of taking the tablet
So taking another dose shd not cause problems. May cause nausea. ...Read more

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I take the pill everyday at noon. Yesterday I took it 8 hours late and today I took it 1 1/2 hours late. Am I still protected or do I need backup?

I take the pill everyday at noon. Yesterday I took it 8 hours late and today I took it 1 1/2 hours late. Am I still protected or do I need backup?

Late taking oral bc: Most oral bcp's are "combination" low dose pills, containing both estrogen and a progestin. The placebo pills have zero hormones, and are taken for seven days before resuming active bcp's. Being "late" on an active pill does not remove protection, but may result sometimes in breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Took my pill about 8 hours late at the end of week 2. I usually take it at 11pm-midnight and woke up at 730 am and took it right in the morning. Preg?

Took my pill about 8 hours late at the end of week 2. I usually take it at 11pm-midnight and woke up at 730 am and took it right in the morning. Preg?

No: Ideally you should take your birth control pills at the same time each day. If you generally are good about your schedule an occasional delay of 8 hrs in taking your pill should not result in pregnancy. Try to set a reminder alarm on your phone to avoid missing doses in the future. ...Read more

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How often can I take plan b? I already took two pills about a week in between each. Had an accident today (a week after) should I take another plan b?

How often can I take plan b? I already took two pills about a week in between each. Had an accident today (a week after) should I take another plan b?

Here's the real deal: I don't believe that taking another Plan B is likely to harm you (but you never say never in medicine). The real issue is that you need to get on some birth control that you trust. This worry isn't good for anybody. Make an appt with your doctor or with your local planned parenthood and explore your options for a birth control method you can trust. Btw, keep using condoms for infection protection. ...Read more

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I’ve been spotting for two weeks now, I’m not on any pills and it’s been light pink to brown and at times it comes and goes. I did take a birth contr?

Hormones: When we stop Birth control, our hormones need to reestablish a cycle again. This can be quite normal to spot like you are until your body's system takes over. ...Read more