Ever since last week, I have been very busy and I can never seem to remember to take my pill at the same time. I am only curious because I do take it every day... just at random hours. This is my husband's and my only form of birth control, so should I be concerned of possible pregnancy? I'm not freaked out, just curious
Why are we supposed to take the pill the same time every day?
- 6 Feb 2013 by MrsAlmata
- 6 February 2013
If you take it within 2 hrs either way, you're ok. Its advised you don't take it more the 24 hrs apart, because without hormones in your system its possible that you would ovulate. I don't know how likely it is that this will happen. Drugs.com has an app for your phone that reminds you, or you can set a reminder on your phone with the calender. Also if you take it at the same time every day, when it gets to that time, your brain should remind you that you need to be doing something at that time.
It just helps because of drug peak and trough concentrations. If you go longer than 24 hours between doses, the blood level of the drug can drop below therapeutic levels which in turn can cause you to ovulate. The more regularly you take your dose by taking it at roughly the same time of day the higher the effectiveness rate is. Try setting an alarm on your cell phone to remind you of the time to take your pills and try to pick a time that will be most convenient. If you have a regular activity that you do at the same time most days, that is the time to pick be it waking at a certain time or going to bed or dinner, whatever works.
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