I have been on this pill for about 1 year now. My only problem is that I do not take it the exact same time. Do women get yeast infections if they do not take the pill at the same time everyday? I have been experiencing yeast infections lately and I'm assuming it has to be bc of the birth control.
7 Aug 2012
It is also best to take them at roughly the same time of day so that the blood levels of the drug do not dip so low that you could actually ovulate if there is too long a time between doses. This is a pretty slim chance, but it is a chance. Usually it is a great deal longer than 24 hours before drug levels dip low enough to let you ovulate. They do recommend that you try not to let more than 24 hours go between doses on as many days as you possibly can. One way to do this is to keep your pill pack in your purse and set an alarm on your cell phone for the time of day you think it will be easiest for you to be able to take it. If you go an hour or so either way, early or late, it is no big deal. It is when you skip an entire day that it becomes an issue, skipping two days is an even bigger risk. The more you miss the higher your chances of getting pregnant are.
For the pill to work its absolute best, it is best to take it at the same time each day and as kaismama points out this establishes a routine for you making it less likely for you to forget. It is best to try to pick a time when you are likely to be doing the same thing daily at that time. For some women, it is when they wake up because they wake every day at the same time. For other women, it may be supper time since they try to have supper around the same time every day. You need to find whatever time works for you!
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