Re: Taking BC pills an hour or 2 early/later than normal?
I don't think there's a major risk for taking it earlier, if it's just a couple of hours. Typically, there is a 3-4 hour window for taking combination (estrogen/progestin) pills late, though. However, the "minipill" or progesin-only pills are less effective even if they're taken perfectly, so therefore, you can't take them late at all or there is more of a pregnancy risk. With any pill, if you've taken them 12 hours late, it's considered a missed pill. If you take them consistently in this way, you run the risk of pregnancy, and must use a backup method of contraception.
Last edited by kittywitty; 02-17-2008 at 10:14 PM.