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paranoid08
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Hi, I recently started taking Sprintec, a generic form of ortho tri cyclen. I'm new to the whole pill stuff. I know I'm supposed to take it at the same time every day but I was wondering if there was a window of time that I could take the pill. Or if it had to be exactly the same time every day? I hope this makes sense. Thanks.
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Heather
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You want to take it as close to the same time as possible, and at the very latest, within a two-three hour window of time daily.

So, if you aim for 8 AM, it would also be okay to take it at 10, but ideally, you want to make it as close to the same time as you can. Best bet is usually to pair pill-taking with an activity in your day that always happens at the same time, such as when you have lunch, or when you brush your teeth in the morning, etc.

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