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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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Started nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 21 and had taken it as an ecp on the 6th day, and continued on taking it individually on the next 4 days. Am I overdosed?

Started nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 21 and had taken it as an ecp on the 6th day, and continued on taking it individually on the next 4 days. Am I overdosed?

No: You should be fine. When birth control pills first came out they were doses 3 times or more the dose then we use today. So, while the day you doubled up you may have had nausea or headache, the hormone levels drop within 24 hours, That's why its ok to resume the regular dose the next day. ...Read more

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She took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp so it should be 4 pill/12hours (2 takes) but she forgot the instructions and she took 4 takes in 24 hrs. Ok? Overdose?

She took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp so it should be 4 pill/12hours (2 takes) but she forgot the instructions and she took 4 takes in 24 hrs. Ok? Overdose?

4 pills, then 4 more: If using Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for emergency contraception, the Princeton University publication recommends taking 4 pills and then 4 pills 12 hours later. This question is a bit unclear, but if one took 4 pills, then 4 more in 12 hours, then 4 more in another 12 hours, she should be ok but she might have estrogen symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, breast tenderness, menstrual changes this cycle. ...Read more

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She took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an ecp so it should be 4 pills every 12 hours (2 takes, max 24 hours) but she forgot the instructions and she took 4 takes every 12 hrs. Will she be ok? Is it overdose?

She took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an ecp so it should be 4 pills every 12 hours (2 takes, max 24 hours) but she forgot the instructions and she took 4 takes every 12 hrs. Will she be ok? Is it overdose?

4 pills, then 4 more: If using Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for emergency contraception, the Princeton University publication recommends taking 4 pills and then 4 pills 12 hours later. This question is a bit unclear, but if one took 4 pills, then 4 more in 12 hours, then 4 more in another 12 hours, she should be ok but she might have estrogen symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, breast tenderness, menstrual changes this cycle. ...Read more

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How long will nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) side effect as an ecp last?

How long will nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) side effect as an ecp last?

Not at all sure: Why a male is using nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel).
Depends a lot on the side effect in women
minor stomach problems often clear up in a few days.
Certainly if it is part of a triphasic OCP, then when you go to the next set of pills the side effects change
feel free to ask again if I've misunderstood ...Read more

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I took ecp nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 9 hours after the deed. 4 pills 7:30 am then 4 pills again 7:30 pm. Will I still be pregnant?

I took ecp nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 9 hours after the deed. 4 pills 7:30 am then 4 pills again 7:30 pm. Will I still be pregnant?

If not pregnant: It would reduce pregnancy risk. If it was used for emergency contraception the second set of pills is recommended at 12 hours later. However, you asked "will I still be pregnant? " Nordette should not be used if pregnant - it is not an abortion pill. This is not the best option if you are trying to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will withdrawal bleeding (very light brownish discharge) 6 days after taking ECP (Nordette) assures me that I'm not pregnant?

Will withdrawal bleeding (very light brownish discharge) 6 days after taking ECP (Nordette) assures me that I'm not pregnant?

No: So do a pregnancy test 7 days after the episode, and repeat in another 7 days if negative. Use consistent contraception thereafter if pregnancy is not desired ...Read more

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Had sex condom on, she used ecp after 3 days (nordette) overdosed took another set coz she forgot instructions. Pregnant? Pregnancy chances?

Had sex condom on, she used ecp after 3 days (nordette) overdosed took another set coz she forgot instructions. Pregnant? Pregnancy chances?

Unlikely: People who have sex while using condoms properly do not get pregnant except rarely; regardless of what else is happening, or what hormone pills are being taken or not taken. If worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are very accurate, inexpensive to buy, and are sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more

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Had sex condom on, she used ecp after 3 days (nordette) overdosed took another set coz she forgot instructions. Pregnant? Pregnancy chances? 98

Had sex condom on, she used ecp after 3 days (nordette) overdosed took another set coz she forgot instructions. Pregnant? Pregnancy chances? 98

Sex with condom: If you had sex with a condom then the chances of pregnancy are very very low assuming it was used correctly. I do not know what you mean by overdosing on emergency contraception or forgetting the dose so I can not comment on that. If condoms were used the ECP was not needed. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) used as ecp still effective when taken close to ovulation period? There's no other available ecp on our country due to conservative gov.

Is nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) used as ecp still effective when taken close to ovulation period? There's no other available ecp on our country due to conservative gov.

Nordette: When taken as 4 pills initially followed by 4 pills in 12 hours can be used as an emergency contraceptive. If a egg was just released that could impact efficacy. However, in general, emergency contraception can be used at any time in a woman's cycle. ...Read more

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I took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 21 as an Ecp but I want to continue taking it as a regular birth control, how should I go about it?

I took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) 21 as an Ecp but I want to continue taking it as a regular birth control, how should I go about it?

Birth control: Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is a brand of birth control pills containing levonorgestrel & ethinyl estradiol. While there are off-label directions for use as emergency contraception, it's actually approved for you to take one pill daily. Once you finish a pack, start next pack next day. See http://goo. Gl/Essn19 & http://goo. Gl/4wYrYR for more info. Ask your FamilyDoc or GYN about HPV vaccine too. And use condoms too ...Read more

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Hi I do abortion may 22 and had unprotected sex June 18 5am in the morning, I took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp 9 hours after the deed, no blood yet til now, .

Hi I do abortion may 22 and had unprotected sex June 18 5am in the morning, I took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp 9 hours after the deed, no blood yet til now, .

1 bcp does not: Work. You meed the morning after pill. If no period in a couple of weeks do a pregnancy test. Please use a regular form of birth control all of the time., since you obviously do not want to be pregnant at the present time. ...Read more

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Period on March 12 then we had sex, no ejaculation, on March 20 and I made her take 4 pills of Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ECP on March 21 - 22. Any chances of preg?

Period on March 12 then we had sex, no ejaculation, on March 20 and I made her take 4 pills of Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ECP on March 21 - 22. Any chances of preg?

Yes: Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is not an medication used for post-intercourse contraception. You can not rely on it. Also just because you didn't ejaculate does not mean that no semen was released. There is always a chance of pregnancy when having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an ecp. When would I feel the side effects? I am gaining weight and lots of pimples.

Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an ecp. When would I feel the side effects? I am gaining weight and lots of pimples.

No official data.: Using nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an ecp is "off-label", so there is no clinical data on side effects, etc.
You don't say how long it has been since you took it; if only a few days, a little temporary acne and weight gain aren't that surprising. If it has been a month or more, you might be pregnant, and you should probably call your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have withdrawal bleeding after taking Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP does it mean I am not pregnant? How likely would it be that I am not pregnant?

If I have withdrawal bleeding after taking Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP does it mean I am not pregnant? How likely would it be that I am not pregnant?

Likely not preg: If you completed entire course of med and are having period (bleeding) when you should, unlikely you are pregnant. If concerned do home preg test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg very unlikely you are preg. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have a 35-37 day cycle. Unprotected sex on last day of my period, April 10 around 2:30PM. Took Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP. Bled after 4 days. Chances of preg?

I have a 35-37 day cycle. Unprotected sex on last day of my period, April 10 around 2:30PM. Took Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ECP. Bled after 4 days. Chances of preg?

Very small: Your period is the least likely time to get pregnant as that is when the uterine lining is sloughing off. You are most fertile during the middle of your cycle, approve day 14 when you ovulate. See attached chart. ...Read more

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I had sex on day 4 of period (Oct 19). Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp (Oct 20). Period ended Oct 22. Experiencing period-like bleeding Oct 25. Am I pregnany?

I had sex on day 4 of period (Oct 19). Took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as ecp (Oct 20). Period ended Oct 22. Experiencing period-like bleeding Oct 25. Am I pregnany?

Probably not: Because of the timing and use of ECP, you are not likely pregnant. You can check a test if you are wirried. The abnormal bleeding is due to the ECP, and should correct itself. Do you need to be thinking about a better form of birth control? ...Read more

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LMP-oct 9, 25 day cycle period due-nov 3 Unprotected sex-oct 21 took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ecp 1st&2nd dose-oct 22 8am 8pm bleeding-nov. 3-5 am I pregnant?

LMP-oct 9, 25 day cycle period due-nov 3 Unprotected sex-oct 21 took nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ecp 1st&2nd dose-oct 22 8am 8pm bleeding-nov. 3-5 am I pregnant?

Unlikely, but...: Emergency contraception pills can alter the menstrual for the cycle in which they were taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraception pills work most of the time, but not all the time. Also, be sure to start using a reliable form of birth control, so that one will NOT need emergency pills again. ...Read more

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Can I take plan b (nordette) thrice. I know its wrong but I got no option. Pls help?

Can I take plan b (nordette) thrice. I know its wrong but I got no option. Pls help?

Assume you are: Referring to takinf 4 pills followed by 4 more pills 12 hours later and doing this on three separate occassions. If you feel that you have no other choice but to continue to use an oral contraceptive as an emergency contraceptive - you could always consider not having sex until you are using a regular form of birth control. Yes, it can be used on three separate occassions. ...Read more

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