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Should birth control pills be taken in the morning or at night?

Saturday, 24 November 2007
Answered by: Dr. B.S. Baliga
Senior Consultant, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Sagar Apollo Hospital
Bangalore
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Q. I am 25 years old. What is the best time to take birth control pills? Is it in the morning or at night? Should these be taken before or after meals?

A.  You can take the pill in the morning or at night. Main point to remember is to take it approximately at the same time every day - otherwise the drug may not be as effective. We usually advise the woman to take the pill soon after brushing her teeth at night - so that she does not forget. You can link it to any activity, which will help you remember to take the pill. You can take the pill before or after food - no difference. However, if you have vomiting or diarrhoea - the pill will not be effective and you need additional method of contraception on those days.

A.  You can take the pill in the morning or at night. Main point to remember is to take it approximately at the same time every day - otherwise the drug may not be as effective. We usually advise the woman to take the pill soon after brushing her teeth at night - so that she does not forget. You can link it to any activity, which will help you remember to take the pill. You can take the pill before or after food - no difference. However, if you have vomiting or diarrhoea - the pill will not be effective and you need additional method of contraception on those days.

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