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Using Mercilon As Morning After Pill Dosage
Is a morning after pill a high dosage for females age of 15? And would be most effective to them however may harm them also?
Correct dose: Morning after pill dosage is not high, and it does not downy harm . It is very effective if taken at correct time as prescribed . ...Read more
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
Is the morning after pill necessary in this instance? If so, can I purchase over counter at local pharmacy without script? Had sex last night and realized this morning i failed to take my birth control last night. I took two dosages this morning. I am
Missed bc pill lastnight. Following morning (today) bf ejaculated in me, later tonight im taking morning after pill + todays dose of bc. Is that okay?
Yes : Normally one doubles up the following day after missing a pill. Remember to always take the pill as soon as you remember. You don't need to wait until your usual time. ...Read more
Can Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be used as a morning after pill? Taking the dose of 4 pills, and 12 hours later 4 pills within the first 24 hours?
I'm on low dose Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and forgot to take my pill last night. Had otherwise unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Do you recommend 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
I tell my pts: When u would start after u get a period , cause if u do not get a period u need to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more
I am very scared of using morning after pill as people on the net complain about some side effects lasting for over 2 years. Should i take it?
Maybe but it depends: Just because it's on the internet doesn't make it true. Just because it happened to someone else doesn't mean it'll happen to you. Ask yourself what will happen if you don't take it. Ask your family doctor and/or OB about your (other) options. And while you're talking to them, get a prescription for birth control that you're willing to use to prevent a similar situation in the future. ...Read more
How many times in a year i can take the morning after pill? I used twice this year 6 months ago. Will I do any harm to my body by using it again?
Preventing Pregnancy: At age nineteen i would hope that you are now mature enough to get on birth control. Preventing pregnancy is a very wise life style choice when you are to young to be a mother. But, your use of the morning pill should not be dangerous. Please if you do not have access to health care please contact planned parenthood for this vital part of a healthy life style. ...Read more
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
Cycle irregularity: The morning after pill often causes a small amount of withdrawal bleeding followed by a delay in your cycle. This delay should be expected, but it should also include a pregnancy test about 2-3 weeks after the last episode of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more
Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general population described within the package insert when prescribed by a physician. For more specific individual concerns for you, please contact your physician. ...Read more
Getting pregnant: At best the morning after pills are only 50% effective in preventing pregnancy. For overweight patients with BMI 25 or greater Plan B is NOT effective. If you are overweight Ella (ulipristal acetate) is a better choice: while less effective than in normal weight patients it still offers some protection. The most effective emergency contraception is insertion of the copper IUD which is 100 % effective regardless of BMI ...Read more
Emergency contracept: Most emergency contraceptives have greatest efficacy when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. However, there can be some lesser amt of protection up to 5 days out with some. ...Read more
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