hello asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

What happens if you take a birth control pill an hour early from the time you usually take it?

I usually take my birth control pill at 4pm, but ill be running around today and i dont want to forget it so is it okay if i take it at 3pm??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes. You have an hour grace period so you can take it up to an hour early or late and still be fine. Good for you for making sure you dont forget. Have fun running around!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Medication timing is based on standard deviation of the time you are prescribed to take it. If for instance you are to take a medicine every 12 hours it is acceptable to take it withing plus or minus a certain time. For birth control I would say 2 hours one way or the other is within the range needed to still be effective. Medications have, by law an attachment describing what to do under most circumstances. Save it and read it,

  • Riss
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Though the doctors like you to take any medications at about the same time every day, taking your BCP an hour earlier isn't going to do any harm. As long as you take it at some point in the day you will be fine. No worries.:)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yup! they say you have a 3 hour window and you should still be protected...so an hour early is fine. better than an hour late, but even that won't effect you!

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  • 1 decade ago

    it doesnt matter jus dont forget to take it a difference of one hour this way or that wont do much harm

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That should be fine, it's only an hour, not a full day or anything.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes.

  • 1 decade ago

    as long as it isn't late it will be ok, but you should keep taking it at 3 now

  • yeah its okay.

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