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I read around a little, did a search, but I just want to make sure I'm getting this entirely right... I take my birth control (Ortho TriCyclin Lo) between 11:00pm and 1:00am, every night. Is that alright? I always hear "at about the same time," but I've never been sure what that window is.


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The window is about 3 hours, so taking your pill between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. is within that time range and you're just fine.
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It's always best to try to take the pills as close to the same time as possible. As you are on a low dose pill, it's extra important to stay right around the same time. With low dose pills, the window tends to be smaller than the window for higher dose pills.

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just to make sure, try to take your pill midday. so you can sleep in if you want & not have to worry about taking it in the morning, or go to bed early if youre super tired. i too am on tri-lo & have been for 5 months. i take mine at 2 everyday. buy a watch at kmary for $10. mine has a calander that has alittle bar underit highlighting what day of the week it is, so i can match it up with the day under the pill i should be taking that day just to make sure, & incase i missed 1 i can be sure.

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