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I went to the beach & took my birthcontol pills with me. I left them in my bag for about 3 hours, it was 90 degrees outside. are they affective still?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe...

Birth-control pills contain hormones that can denature in heat and lose some effectiveness.
Most pills will continue to be effective after a short exposure to heat and you should continue to take them until you can get them replaced. The safest course is to also use condoms and talk to your pharmacist about getting a replacement pack. Best wishes.

In brief: Maybe...

Birth-control pills contain hormones that can denature in heat and lose some effectiveness.
Most pills will continue to be effective after a short exposure to heat and you should continue to take them until you can get them replaced. The safest course is to also use condoms and talk to your pharmacist about getting a replacement pack. Best wishes.
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