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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i take norethindrone as a morning after pill?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 49 years experience
EC: A search of the databases for alternative morning after pills yields no information on Norethindrone as a morning after pill. Since Plan B is available to you over the counter in the us, i would suggest using plan b. The sooner you take it after unprotected intercourse the higher the effectiveness.
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Last updated Mar 23, 2018

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