Hi all. This morning I decided to take EC after a little condom mishap. I had a box of Next Choice EC that I got from Planned Parenthood (in my complementary condom and lube-filled goodie bag), which is 2 pills. The box says to take one pill, then take the second pill 12 hours later. When I received the box, though, the person at Planned Parenthood said that they recommend that a person takes both pills at once, because there have been many incidences of people forgetting to take the pill 12 hours later, therefore further compromising protection.
So when I took Next Choice, I took both pills at once. Can anyone comment on whether or not this actually could compromise the effectiveness by not following the box’s instructions? Thanks!
ETA: Thanks everyone for your help. I feel reassured, and am glad to know that it’s actually safer to take the pills at one time. I haven’t really noticed any side effects.