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*BrownEyedGirl*
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Hey all! I just started the Pill and am still kind of ignorant on certain facts about it so, I was wondering if anybody could answer a quick question for me about taking the Pill. I know you have to take it like the same time everyday, but does it have to be the EXACT same time? Like, if I were to forget to take it and remember like an hour later would it really make a difference, or does it not really matter as long as you take it around the same time?
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-Jill
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Welcome to the boards.

To answer your question, for the most effective results you should take the pill at the same time every day. You generally have a couple hours flexibility either way but it's definitely not a good habit to get into.

Do a quick search and you'll find tons of previous threads asking the same things and you'll also find some tips on how to remember to take it. Check out New to Scarleteen? for brief rundown of the search function.


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Check the insert that came with the pill package, and if it's not there or doesn't tell you, call the doctor who prescribed it. There are many different formulations of the pill. With SOME of them, you do have a few hours of flexibility, but it varies.

[This message has been edited by Tel'kella (edited 04-16-2002).]


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*BrownEyedGirl*
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Thanx for answering! Yeah, I ended up just calling the place that I got them from (just in case) and the lady told me it was fine.
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