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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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My girlfriend takes acnemini pills and she took the morning after pill 40 hours after sex and this was the 8th day after her period. Will this work?

My girlfriend takes acnemini pills and she took the morning after pill 40 hours after sex and this was the 8th day after her period. Will this work?

Yes: It should work. With her already being on the mini pill and having taken the morning after pill within 72 hours of unprotected sex (even though technically if she was on the mini pill she was protected), there should be an extremely low risk of pregnancy. Best wishes to you and her. ...Read more

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

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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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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Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Aftera - yes: It is recommended that it be used within 72 hours (3 days of unprotected sex).

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=98f46182-3656-4381-8e2a-88f7fb48c0de&type=display ...Read more

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Is Taking The Morning After Pill , The Plan-B One-Step Pill , 30 Minutes After Sex Too Soon ?

Is Taking The Morning After Pill , The Plan-B One-Step Pill , 30 Minutes After Sex Too Soon ?

No: the sooner the better in terms of how effective the medication will be in reducing risk of pregnancy. a consistent method + condoms is best way to be protected. take care! :) ...Read more

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Do the morning after pill Aftera work if conception has taken place? Also when taking the pill do the 72hrs start the day of or after sex

Do the morning after pill Aftera work if conception has taken place? Also when taking the pill do the 72hrs start the day of or after sex

Not as well: Emergency contraceptive pills work best when taken right away (so they probably should be called "minute-after pills" instead of "morning-after pills"). If conception is when the egg gets fertilized (not later), then Aftera and other brands of levonorgestrel still have some effect. Start counting 72 hours at ejaculation; and always check a pregnancy test 3 weeks after emergency contraception. ...Read more

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Had transvaginal ultrasound to see if I need morning after pill sex the day after sex. No fluid in the sac, everything normal. Isit accurate?

Had transvaginal ultrasound to see if I need morning after pill sex the day after sex. No fluid in the sac, everything normal. Isit accurate?

No: fertilized ovum cannot be detected that way. Egg could be in the fallopian tube and fertilizable with ovarian remnant of it gone. Morning aftre pill is generally given wihout testing. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill cause an ovarian cyst and cause it to burst? Took it 5 days ago, and after sex I got a really sharp ovarian pain and nausea

Can the morning after pill cause an ovarian cyst and cause it to burst? Took it 5 days ago, and after sex I got a really sharp ovarian pain and nausea

Have an exam: The pill would not cause a cyst or burst one, but your pain needs attention. While there, get good info on this entire issue. Don't use that pill as birth control. Do use protection for STDs as well as pregnancy. Do learn how to take good care of yourself - it will pay off for decades to come. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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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