Im about to start taking birth control pills and im trying to figure out when i should take my pill. i want to take it in the morning but i heard that you have to take it at the same time everyday. so say if i woke up at 6 every morning and i took it righ


Dear friend, Only the

Dear friend,

Only the "mini-pill" needs to be taken at the same time each day. Progestin-Only Pills (POP), also called the mini-pill, are estrogen-free oral contraceptive pills. The estrogen-free mini-pill has fewer unwanted side-effects than traditional combined oral contraceptives. The trade-off is that mini-pills are less effective and can cause irregular menstruation. (Popular brands of progestin-only pills include Micronor, Nora-BE, and Nor-QD.)

The mini-pill always comes in 28-day packs, and all the pills within a pack contain the same progestin. To prevent pregnancy, the pills must be taken at the same time every day. It doesn't matter what time, as long as you are consistent.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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