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Doctor insights on: Norethisterone And The Morning After Pill

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Hi there- I need to take 'Ellaone' the morning after pill, but I also want to take norethisterone on Friday as I go on holiday. Can I do this?

Hi there- I need to take 'Ellaone' the morning after pill, but I also want to take norethisterone on Friday as I go on holiday. Can I do this?

YES.: Taking progesterone only to induce a period a few days after using the morning after pill shouldn't be harmful or reduce the effectiveness of either. Progesterone only pills can be used as a "morning after pill" but, since I don't know the strength of your norethisterone I can't instruct you on its use. Sounds like you may need to rethink the effectiveness of the contraception you normally use. ...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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Can I take norethindrone as a morning after pill?

Can I take norethindrone as a morning after pill?

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. ...Read more

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What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

Potential side : Effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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What happens to you after taking the morning after pill?

What happens to you after taking the morning after pill?

Hopefully it will: Prevent pregnancy. You may have no side effects. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill harm you in any way?

Can the morning after pill harm you in any way?

Not usually: The " morning after pill", if Progesterone only, may cause a withdrawal bleed which might bring on your cycle early and make you bleed a little longer. Does not usually harm you permanently. Some women are very sensitive to Progesterone and will get a bad headache from it. The side effects are only temporary. Reliable birth control is a good option! ...Read more

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Is abortion the same as the morning after pill?

Is abortion the same as the morning after pill?

Yes and no: You can have a procedure that interferes with a pregnancy that has started in the womb, which for many years was the only process using the abortion label. Today there are forms of birth control that prevent a fertilized egg from implanting and establishing a pregnancy. If you believe life begins at conception, this would also be considered an abortion.(morning after pills) ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

Bleeding: Remember that the morning after pill is ony 75 % effective. If you don't get your period or it seems abnormal to you, you should make sure you are not pregnant. Women can have irregular bleeding after taking the morning after pill. ...Read more

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How good is the morning after pill during ovulation?

How good is the morning after pill during ovulation?

Up to 95%: If a woman takes the morning after pill within 24 hours of intercourse it is up to 95% effective. If she takes it within 72 hours of intercourse it is up to 89% effective. The sooner after intercourse the pill is taken the more effective it is, even during ovulation time. However, being on bcp or Implanon or iud is even more effective, so it's helpful to consider a form of birth control. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

Might be none.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill cause excessive discharge?

Can the morning after pill cause excessive discharge?

Possible Side effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Does allergex have an effect on the morning after pill?

No: The reported principle ingredient of Allergex is the anti-histamine chlorphenamine. Chlorphenamine is not reported to have any significant interaction with levonorgestrel, the ingredient in the morning after or Plan B pill. Allergex should have no effect on the morning after pill. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 the directions. Emergency contraception should only be used once in a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How long does the morning after pill side effects last?

How long does the morning after pill side effects last?

Acute side effects: Normally resolve within several days but in some cases it may take several months for the menstrual cycle to even out. ...Read more

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Is it still abortion if you take the morning after pill?

Is it still abortion if you take the morning after pill?

No - it is not: Abortion. “Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. Prevents Fertilization. Prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.” REF: http://planb.ca/how-it-works.html ...Read more

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I think I have ovulated will the morning after pill work?

I think I have ovulated will the morning after pill work?

Yes, it can be used: At any time during your menstrual cycle. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...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 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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What are some side effects when using the morning after pill?

Side effects: Potential side effects with morning after pill can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take the morning after pill while on bc?

Do you think I should take the morning after pill while on bc?

Not if you have: Used your oral contraceptive for the minimal period, consistently and correctly. It would not be necessary. ...Read more

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Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

Would the morning after pill be ok if you have Crohn's disease?

What meds ru taking: It should be but it would be helpful if you can list the medications you are taking so drug interactions can be reviewed. ...Read more

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What are the known major side effects of the morning after pill?

What are the known major side effects of the morning after pill?

Side effects.: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Does spotting always happen after taking the morning after pill ?

Does spotting always happen after taking the morning after pill
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It may or may not: Occur. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...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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Does St. Johns wort decrease the effect of the morning after pill?

Does St. Johns wort decrease the effect of the morning after pill?

Nonconclusive: Some studies have shown that St John's wort speeds up the metabolism of estrogen and progesterone. But others do not confirm that finding. Also, the dosage of St Johns Wort is not standardized. So there is no way of telling what effect it will have. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed heavily after taking the morning after pill?

Is it normal to bleed heavily after taking the morning after pill?

It can occur.: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...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


Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more