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Using birth control as emergency contraception

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: Depending on the type of pill (the dose of estrogen and Progesterone it contains), it might require only 2 pills or as many as 6, used 12 hours apart, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Around 2-3 days..: The emergency-pill is 2-3x the amount of medication packed in it, so i would say that you should be able to take your regular pill 2-3 days after. I d ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Scharf
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is a better pill for emergency contraception call your pharmacist
A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
It : It is not safe or recommended to use regular birth control pills for emergency contraception. You can go to your pharmacy and ask for emergency contra ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I is not dangerous - however, lo sprintec is not a good option for this - go to your pharmacy and the emergency contraceptions are now over the counte ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I think: I think it's two pills and repeat in 12 hours but google emergency oral contraception and don't pat too much attention to pill type, they all work clo ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
You'll : You'll need to take 2 doses of 4 pills which is 8 total. Take the first 4 pills within 72 hours of unprotected sex. You can take them up to 120 hour ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Personal choice: Properly used condoms have less than a 2% failure rate, so additional back up plans are your choice. Proper use means the condom is applied before any ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dose: There is a lower dose of progestin in the birth control pill.
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