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Family planning

Took the pill late and now not sure when to take it?

4 replies

daisycookson · 19/05/2017 16:31

I've only been on Zelleta (a form of the mini pill) for just over a month and theres a 12 hour window to take the pill in before it's a missed pill. I have been taking it at roughly the same time everyday (it was around 10.30pm)but last night I forgot to take it before going out with my boyfriend and friends, I took it when we got back but it was like 3am, still within the time period for it to still be effective but now I'm not sure what time I'm supposed to take it tonight? Should I take it at 10.30 like I have been for the last week or so or should I try to take it as close to 3am?

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kimlo · 19/05/2017 16:32

just take it at your normal time.

teenytinypontypine · 19/05/2017 16:34

GP here. Take tonight's at your usual time. You should have no break in your contraceptive cover as your 3am one doesn't count as a missed pill.

MusicToMyEars800 · 19/05/2017 16:34

Just go back to taking it at the same time, 10:30pm, I am on the mini pill ( Cerelle ) I don't take mine at the same time every day, but always aim to have it in the morning, have done for years and never got pregnant taking it this way.

dementedpixie · 19/05/2017 16:38

I normally take mine in the morning so if I forget it I have the whole day to remember whereas if you forget before bed then you are asleep when you could be remembering it

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