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Taking the pill at same time everyday?

Patient: Im taking microgynon. Do i need to take the pill at exactly the same time everyday or can i just take one a day at whatever time? Also does missing one pill effect how protected am i from getting pregnant ?

 

 

Doctor: Typically all oral contraceptive pills work best and with  greatest efficacy if taken at the same time everyday. Moreove er this also helps to form a habit and thus prevents one from missing a dose. I advice you to try and take it at the same time however you do not need to skip the dose in case you forget you can take it any time you remember during the day. All the best!

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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