Can I change the time I take my pill?

Blue pill packet on pink background

Whether you’re off on holiday, starting a new routine or just want to spice up the monotony of life, you may be wondering, can I change the time I take my pill? Get the lowdown here on ‘safe windows’ and keeping yourself protected.

The Lowdown pill ‘groups’ explained

Many contraceptive pill brands contain exactly the same hormonal ingredients as each other, but are simply branded with a different name. To make it easier to understand the differences, we put them into groups.

Choosing the best contraceptive pill for you

Assorted Pill Packs

A step by step guide to finding the contraceptive pill that could best work for you. Get the lowdown on symptoms and side effects including mood, skin, sex drive and headaches.

Everything you need to know – Progestogen-only pill (POP)

What is the progesterone only pill?

The progesterone only / mini pill (POP) is a small tablet you swallow daily that (unlike the combined pill) only contains one hormone – progesterone, and is often used by women that can’t tolerate oestrogen. This means fewer than 1 in 100 women who use the progestogen only pill as contraception will get pregnant in 1 year.