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Hello, I started my new pack of alesse this past Sunday. On Tuesday I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I always take my birth control on time and although I know I shouldn't have done this, I had a bit of a freak out so I took the morning after pill about 4 hours later just to be on the safe side. Today I was late taking my birth control pill by about 4 hours. Is this going to make a difference in the effectiveness? I just want to make sure I'm still covered and can relax for the next few weeks until my period.

And is it wise to continue taking my birth control as normal? I take it around 6:00pm ever day. That means I would have taken my birth control at 6pm yesterday after sex, 9:30pm the same night I took the morning after pill and then today I took my birth control at 9:45pm instead of 6pm since I forgot.. So to stay within range should I still be taking it at 6pm?

[ 09-01-2011, 12:20 AM: Message edited by: mellla ]

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You do not need to consider a pill late until it has been more than 12 hours since your pill time. So taking it 4 hours later is still fine.

You'll want to continue to take all of your pills as you normally would.

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