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Birth Control - Timing - January 11th 2009, 11:42 PM

I have a quick question about my birth control. Is it true that you've take your birth control at the same time every day? My friend and I were talking about it and I told her I take mine around the same time everyday between a 2-4 hour period but I don't take it at the EXACT same time and she told me that I shouldn't be doing that. I just wanted to know if I'm doing something wrong so I can begin to take it at the same time if it's true.


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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 11th 2009, 11:44 PM

You should be taking it at around the same time every day, yes.


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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 11th 2009, 11:51 PM

So I'm guessing as long as I take it around the same time I'll be alright? I'm just making sure cause my best friend made it sound like I was going to have all hell break lose if I didn't, haha.


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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 12:05 AM

As Angel said, yes you should be taking the pill exactly on, or very close to the same time every day. This way, it's much more effective.
   
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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 12:50 AM

The pill is most effective when taken at the same time every day. Yes, I'm sure there's a window of time in there where you'd be fine if you're a little early/late taking it, but for the most effective use of the contraceptive pill, you should take it at the same time every day.


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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 11:23 AM

Alright, thank you all so much. I'll just have to try to remind myself to take it at the same time everyday. Thanks for your help!


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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 11:44 AM

It doesn't have to be EXACT really in the same 2-4 hours should be fine.

Mine says it is still effective if you take it within 12 hours but if it is the same time everyday it is more effective.
Read the leaflet inside the pack or check on the internet to be sure as different brands have different advise/rules.
   
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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 11:50 AM

Yeah it is still effective when ever you take it.

However the pill still carries a 2% pregnancy rate, year to year. This is when you take your pill absolutley perfectly, ie same time everyday.

If you do not take it at the same time that 2% figure goes up substantionally.
   
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Re: Birth Control - Timing - January 12th 2009, 12:23 PM

Since the only answer to this question is yes, you do need to take it at the same time everyday, then I say it would be OK to go ahead and close this. Advice is only going to repeat.




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