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How long do you have to take the pill for it to be effective?

Which pill?: It would depend on the pill you are taking. ...Read more

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How long do I wait after i take the Plan B pill for it to be effective and what do I do?

How long do I wait after i take the Plan B pill for it to be effective and what do I do?

Do not wait. : Take as soon as possible. The efficacy of the emergency contraception decline significantly after 72 hrs of exposing to a pregnancy risk. Buy in any pharmacy , no prescription is necessary and use as indicated. ...Read more

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How long after sex can you take the Plan B pill for it to be effective ?

How long after sex can you take the Plan B pill for it to be effective ?

Within 72 hours: It is recommended that you take it as soon as possible and can be effective if taken within 72 hours (3 days). Just remember, the pill only prevents pregnancy and not stds...So, be wise and protect yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

At least one cycle: Typically, if the birth control pill is taken during meness, ovulation should be suppressed. However, to insure effective contraception, back up birth control methods should be additonally used during the first month on the pill. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pill to become effective after unprotected sex?

How long does it take for the pill to become effective after unprotected sex?

Depends...: Birth control pills need to be taken every day to be effective. If the pill is started in the first five days of menstrual bleeding, it is effective immediately. If it is started any other time, you should use a back-up method until the next period. If you had unprotected intercourse, you can use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy even when not on a regular pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are OTC asthma pills fast acting and effective? How long does it take to kick in?

Are OTC asthma pills fast acting and effective? How long does it take to kick in?

No effective OTC med: Asthma is a disease of airway inflammation. There are no otc medications that treat airway inflammation. Some otc meds for asthma are actually dangerous because it would mask underlying serious problems. You should see an allergist or pulmonilogist for proper care if you have wheezes or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is my contraceptive pill going to be effective right away? If not, how long will it take?

Is my contraceptive pill going to be effective right away? If not, how long will it take?

Don't count on it: The general rule for starting a new bcp is to use a back up method for the first cycle. They may be immediately effective but a back up contraceptive is wise as a woman's body gets used to hormonal contraception. ...Read more

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I'm on bc pill Reclipsen and take it at 9 p.m. every night. How long before & after 9 could I take the pill to where it is still 99% effective?

I'm on bc pill Reclipsen and take it at 9 p.m. every night. How long before & after 9 could I take the pill to where it is still 99% effective?

As long aa: you are taking it every day the effectiveness should not vary if you vary the time of day that you take the pill Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pill to be effective? Which birth control option works the quickest?

2 weeks: Most hormonal birth control (pills, patch, vaginal ring, Depo-Provera shot, Nexplanon arm insert) ... All generally take 2 weeks to be effective. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is immediately effective. If you have recently started birth control but are worried about being pregnant call you doctor. ...Read more