Medical Q&As

The pill - take before meals?

Is it safe to take the contraceptive pill first thing in the morning, without having had anything to eat?

It is safe to take the contraceptive pill on an empty stomach. The presence or absence of food in the stomach is not critical in relation to absorption of the pill. Most women tend to take it first thing in the morning before breakfast but this is more to do with establishing a routine in taking the pill. It is very easy to forget to take any form of medication on a daily basis over an extended period of time.