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Am i protected?

By August 4, 2011 - 1:32am
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I usually take my pill (Yasmin) at 9:30pm, sometimes as late as 10:30pm but hardly ever exactly on time. This month, i took my next pack without taking a 7 day break (in other words i'm on my second pack of running two packs together), i'm five days into the pack. I forgot to take my pill last night, and i ended up taking it at 9:05 am, that's about 11 hours and 40 minutes late, however, i am unsure as to whether i am still protected! am i?

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I decided to skip my placebo week because i was going away and i spoke to my doctor first about it, i just didn't want a period! The doctor told me it was perfectly healthy. Thank you for your comment, i will set an alarm just in case from now on!

August 6, 2011 - 1:57pm

Hi Lady.crystal,

Can I ask why you decided to skip your placebo week?
You are still protected if you took your pill 11 hours late-- however, the effectiveness of the pill is slightly decreased. If you didn't have sex you have nothing to worry about-- just continue taking your pills at the same time every day. If it helps, set up an alarm on your phone at 9:30 daily so that you remember to take it on time.

Good Luck,


August 4, 2011 - 6:48am
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