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Is it safe to take the morning after pill 24 hrs after sex?

Is it safe to take the morning after pill 24 hrs after sex?

Yes: Plan b - the morning after pill is effective for up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. It is most effective if used within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Is it safe to take the morning after pill straight after sex?

Is it safe to take the morning after pill straight after sex?

Absolutely!: The morning after pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is 95% effective if taken in this way. The sooner you take it, the more effective it likely will be. But it is not 100%, so remember to take a pregnancy test 3 weeks after the episode of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the morning after pill three days after?

Is it safe to take the morning after pill three days after?

Safe=yes: It should be safe, since this med has been studied & found safe for use.The chances of it working begin to decline the further away you are from the event, but most are supposed to be effective when taken at 3 days. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill 61 hours after intercourse, but is it normal to get a discharge 3 days after taking the morning after pill?

I took the morning after pill 61 hours after intercourse, but is it normal to get a discharge 3 days after taking the morning after pill?

Yes: It's common to have discharge & irregular bleeding for up to 2 months after taking the morning after pill. The pattern doesn't tell anything about whether the pill worked or not. So be sure to do a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the accident. And also consider a more reliable form of contraception. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the morning after pill twice in 2 days?

Is it safe to take the morning after pill twice in 2 days?

Yes: The Progesterone in the morning after pill is very safe. The worst that can happen is that some women have side effects from the medication. Some regimens actually call for taking the pill twice over course of 2 days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay to start the pill a day after taking the morning after pill?

Is it okay to start the pill a day after taking the morning after pill?

Yes: You can start the pill at any time. If you start the pill when you start your period, then you are protected from the beginning. If you start the pill at any other time you should be on the pill for 2 weeks before having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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How good is the morning after pill if taken 40 minutes after sex?

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How good is the morning after pill if taken 40 minutes after sex?

Very effective!: Taking emergency contraception within 24 hours of sex reduces the risk of pregnancy by 95%. The chance is not zero, but low! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the morning after pill and metronidazole?

Yes: The only issue is if you take them both together there might be a small chance of getting nauseated. Effectiveness of either is not changed. ...Read more

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Is it needed to take a Plan B pill after pre ejaculation when pulling out during unprotected sex and is it safe to take the pill during my period?

Is it needed to take a Plan B pill after pre ejaculation when pulling out during unprotected sex and is it safe to take the pill during my period?

Two questions: Yes, take Plan B after pull-out if you are in your fertile phase. Pull out is not an adequate form of birth control. Try using condoms. If you are having sex during your period , you can't get pregnant, so Plan B is unnecessary. ...Read more

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If you take the morning after pill 62 hours after does it still work?

If you take the morning after pill 62 hours after does it still work?

Yes: Just less effectively so. You will still reap some benefit so definitely worth doing even 62 hours after the fact. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does having unprotected sex afew hours after taking the morning after pill mean the pill is not effective anymore?

NO: The pill works on hormonal levels and is not affected by semen hours later, BUT why would you have unprotected sex just hours after having your partner take the Morning after pill? Please Use protection and birth control. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get cramps two days after taking the plan b.. "morning after pill"?

Is it normal to get cramps two days after taking the plan b.. "morning after pill"?

Yes: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfor, cramping or feeling tired. Notify your doctor if your period is 7 or more days late. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant 2 days after taking the morning after pill?

Is it possible to be pregnant 2 days after taking the morning after pill?

Well: The effectiveness rate is < 100% - so it is possible if you were near ovulation. You need to take the emergency contraceptionwithin the window of effectiveness. ...Read more

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How soon does one have to take the morning after pill after intercourse?

How soon does one have to take the morning after pill after intercourse?

ASAP: The sooner the better, ideally immediately after intercourse, within72 hours is the recommended timing for the Plan B formulation; there are other forms of post-coital contraception that claim to be effective up until 5 days after coitus. ...Read more

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How long after sex is the morning after pill effective?

How long after sex is the morning after pill effective?

Take within 72 hours: The sooner after the "accident"the better. Start them within 72 hours (3 days). Take them exactly as the package directs and make sure you read all of the directions. Emergency contraception should only be used once in a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

Not 100% effective: Emergency contraceptive such as Plan B One-Step are up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more