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

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.

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