Hello, I have a quick question. I have been on Ocella for 4 1/2 years. I am in the middle of the first week in my pack. I normally take my pill at 11pm, however today I accidentally took it 6 hours early at 5pm... I had meant to take a pill for dizziness and I took my BC pill out of muscle memory. Am I still safe to have unprotected sex? Thank you!
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The way the pill works is cumulative, based on taking it day to day. While it's important to take it within the same timeframe each day, differences in how you take a pill on one given day generally don't affect its effectiveness significantly.
Of course, if you're feeling unsure and would like extra back-up, using condoms for intercourse is always an option.
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