How late can you take a birth control pill?
If you are on the combination birth control pill, containing both estrogen and progestin, it's not critical that you take the pill at the same time each day. In contrast, if you are taking the progestin-only pill, or minipill, you should use a back up method of birth control (like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex) if you are late by more than three hours. If you're not sure which type you're taking, contact your pharmacist or health care providfer to clarify. See related link for evidence-based information on "how late is too late."
If you take the morning after pill and contiue to take the birth control pill is the birth control still effective for the rest of the month?
If you had missed a pill or been late with a pill, causing you to take the morning after pill, then you should use a back up method of birth control for the next seven days. If you didn't forget a pill or take a pill late, then I'm not sure why you took the morning after pill, but the birth control pill will still be effective even though you took the morning after pill…
when you mis a pill, chances are that your birth control will not work as well as if you were to take it at the same time each day. antibiotics also can cause the pill to be less affective. so always use a backup method when you miss a pill, take a pill more than an hour late, or if you are on antibiotics.
If you're on the progestin only pill ("minipill", such as Micronor, NoreBe, or Cerazette), you should use a backup method of birth control if you're more than three hours late. Us the backup method for the next two days after the late pill (or 14 days if you took ulipristal for emergency contraception). If you're on the combination (regular) birth control pill, you don't need to worry about a backup method unless you're more than…
The birth control pill can make your period lighter. "A day late" is within the norm for women on or off the pill. If you're expecting that the pill will make your period always come on a Tuesday, four weeks apart, you are likely to be disappointed. For some women the pill makes the period this predictable, but they are the exception.
What if you normally take yhur birth control pill at 4 but you was 25 minutes late will that hurt anything?
Tomorrow, take your pill in the morning. At that point, less than 24 hours will have gone by between that pill and the previous one. The next day, take your pill in the morning -- again, you're not late. No back up birth control method is needed while you make this change. Alternately, you can just change the time with your next pack.
If your girlfriend hasn't been on the birth control pill for the last seven days, taking one after sex won't help. At that point, your girlfriend can only take the morning after pill or emergency contraception pill. If she's been on the birth control pill and wants to know when she can stop, take them for at least the next five days.
If I had unprotected sex and took my birth control pill late then had unprotected sex again can I be pregnant?
Yes. As directed by all doctors and on the instruction labels of all birth control pills, you are supposed to take your birth control everyday and at the same time. If you take your birth control at different times everyday, it is not allowing the birth control to adapt in your body the way it is supposed to and it decreases the effectiveness of the birth control as well. Some side effects of taking your…