it's been a while since i took it, but have a vague recollection that i was told to take it at the exact same time every day, or i would get breakthrough bleeding and possibly returned fertility--okay, i just did a quick google and found this:
"Take a tablet every 24 hours each day of the year. Taking the medicine at the same time each day helps to reduce the possibility of side effects and makes it work as expected. Taking your tablet 3 hours late is the same as missing a dose and can cause the medicine to not work properly. "
so i guess, not more than 27 hours after the last one.
i'm not familiar enough with the estrogen pills (it's been over 10 years since i took them--did someone mention becoming a big biotch??
and can i add that they obliterated the need for birth control in my life anyway... ) to know if the directions are the same, but i also have a vague recollection that there was a little more wiggle room re: missing those pills.
i was using micronor to see if i would have a problem with progesterone (b/c who wants to feel like a bloated raging bull for 3 months before you can not take your next dose...) and when i didn't switched to depo so i wouldn't have to worry about being so precise with my timing every day...not that depo was great either (though i was not a raging bull), but, that is not the subject of this thread