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Birth Control Uses & Best Practices

Will my progestin-only pill still be effective if I took it late?

Take the missed pill as soon as you remember. Then go back to taking the pill at your regular time. It is okay if this means you’ll take 2 pills in one day. If you were more than 3 hours late taking your pill, it is considered a “missed”…

Will my combination birth control pill still be effective if I took it late?

Less than 24 hours late If you are less than 24 hours late taking your pill, take your late pill as soon as you remember. Then continue taking the rest of your pills at your usual time. It’s okay if this means you’ll take 2 pills on the…

I want to switch from one birth control brand to another, how do I do that and maintain pregnancy protection?

You can switch from one brand (or generic) to another immediately if you choose; you don’t even have to finish your current pack if you don’t want to. You can just start the new birth control when you receive it. As long as you have no days off between…

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