What if you take the birth control pill one hour late?
I have asked this question to my doctor before and she said no, that is not necessary. She told me that taking the pill 4 hours late is when you should be starting to worry, but one hour is ok. If you're like me though, you hate being late at all.
well 1 hr is you do not have to worry.
Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.
Combination birth control pills are ideally taken within 4 hours of your designated time. BUT it's best if you take it the same time everyday. DO NOT assume that you can take it 4 hours late because of that. You don't want to take chances if you do not use alternate forms of protection. Missing the pill by one hour for one day will not increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Remember the pill is about 98% effective. and women who do get pregnant on the pill are women who don't take it on time everyday. You can't mess around with your body.
But you are fine, I promise. So relax(:
An hour should not make a difference. Most medications have an hour leeway before and after the "scheduled" time.
Taking the birth control pill an hour late does not increase the risk of pregnancy.
Nothing happens. You are still fine. The insert inside your medication will tell you that too.You are actually still covered if you miss one day of birth control (don't ever do this purposely. I'm using this to prove a point) you are supposed to take your pill at the same general time everyday. This gives you about a 2 hour window. Of course the best way to do it, it the exact same time. But what I'm saying is your body is not going to freak out and not work properly over one hour. The drug is still in your system.
No you'll be fine.
Yes they tell you to take the pill around the same time each day so that you are getting a constant flow of hormones in your body and to also help you remember to take the pills an hour is perfectly fine you are still safe but if you are really worried about it just use a backup method for a week or so , Good Luck and God Bless!!
Contributors have recommended:
- Yes, I'm sure you'll be fine. Early is better than late. And an hour won't usually matter anyway.
- As long as you take the pill about the same time everyday, you are protected.
Yes you can use the MAP as a second source but missing your BCP by one hour is not missing your pill.
for 1 hour it doesnt really make a difference, the biggest problem is usually for more than 12. That, however doesnt mean that it is safe to take the pill 12 hours late! So try keep an alarm
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 start the birth control pill on schedule, no later than the day on which you would have started the next cycle of the birth control patch, you are protected during the switch. If you were late in starting the pill, you may not have protection until you've taken the pill correctly for seven days.
Most people won't have bleeding as a result of taking their pill an hour late. Unexpected spotting or bleeding can be a side effect of the birth control pill, particularly in the first three months of use or with progestin only pills (e.g. Micronor). Talk to your health care provider for advice specific to your situation.
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…
What is the risk of getting pregnant if you were taking ortho cyclen and you were an hour late taking a pill and had sex that night?
As long as you are not taking the birth control pills different times each day consistently, you should still be protected. The good thing is that you did not forget to completely take the pill. You were only an hour late, you are fine. However, to be sure that pregnancy does not occur, continue to take your birth control pills at the same time that you were originally taking the pills, every day at the…
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.
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…