I'm over seas six hours ahead of my normal time zone and I normally take my reclipsen at 5:05 pm, but that's 11:05 pm here, so sometimes I've had difficulties staying awake to take it. Normally I have an alarm set on my phone to remind me and I take it exactly on time (or within 20 min), but this time my phone was dead and I didn't wake up to take it on time. I woke up at 10:30 am, (3:30 am home time) and remembered that I needed to take it and took it immediately. That was 10.5 hours late. This is the second time that I've done that this month, but not back to back. What do I do? What cpunts as having missed a pill as opposed to having taken it late, and are there different directions for someone who took a pill late as opposed to missing it?
You did not have to do that. As long as you take them 24 hrs apart. So after the fist day of taking the pill at 5 pm it would then be 24 hrs apart if you continue that. The pills can be closer then 24 hrs so you can keep taking it at the regular time. You ladies get too hung up on the time instead of the hours apart.
Your pill is considered missed if you take it more than 2 hours late. I'd use extra protection for a week considering that you look it more than 2 hours late. Make sure you take the next pill at your regular time, and then you should be fine.
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