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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Will the effectiveness of Next Choice Pill decrease if it taken 6 hours late ?

hello, I had unprotected sex and I took the first Next Choice pill within the same day. The directions say to take the second pill 12 hours after the first dose, but I fell asleep early and ended up taking it 18 hours late. Will the effectiveness of the pills decrease if the second one isn t taken exactly 12 hours later?
Sat, 14 May 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.In most fortunate cases no.As the first is taken in time,I do not see any major problem.Wait for some time.you should have a withdraw bleeding in 2-5 days.In case of query or confusion please speak to your doctor.bye.
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