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Speedwriter4lyfe
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Hello I have been on Ortho-Tri Cylen Lo for about 4 months now and I have been taking the pill at 11pm everyday Pacific Standard Time. I am now in Maryland for about a month (Eastern Standard Time) so would it be alright for me to just change the time I take the pill? Would it effect anything at all? I ideally want to change it where I would take the pill if I was on the east coast at 11pm and if i were on the west coast take it at 8pm standard time.

I just want to make sure that the pill would still be effective for me this way.

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Heather
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Combined oral contraceptives like the one you're taking have a grace period of twelve hours before a pill is late.

So, nope, moving your time by a few hours will not impact its effectiveness. [Smile]

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Speedwriter4lyfe
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oh ok thank you [Smile]

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