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Took pill 15 hours early

09-14-2017

I'm taking Primella 1/35 and this morning, about 20mins or so ago (6:25am) I took a pill even though I normally take them at 9pm. I thought I forgot last night and frantically took a pilll then realized what day today was/the time and that I hadn't forgotten last night.
What does this mean ? Next week is supposed to be my sugar pill week so I have two more active pills. Am I no longer protected against pregnancy ? Will the hormones be messed up and cause me to skip or feel ill ? When should I take my pill again ? Sorry for all the questions I'm just freaked a little. Calling my doctor as soon as they open but for peace of mind wanted to ask here as well.

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Shafi Ullah Khan
09-14-2017

Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Variation in pills in there is nothing to worry about. A person is unprotected only if there is a gap of more than 48 hours. Taking its a few hours early or late does not affect your protection. So do not worry.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan

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