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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?

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

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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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?

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

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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?

Emergency Contracept: Look up the Emergency Contraception Website. ec.princeton.edu It is safer to take a Morning After Pill because it is Progesterone only not estrogen. we are concerned about blood clot risks. The site I gave you lists products available in Argentina . ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Continue taking your pill as normal. Risk for pregnancy from missing one pill very, very low. If you miss two or more, then you have a problem. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What are some side effects when using the morning after pill?

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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How long after using the morning after pill should I start using the pill?

How long after using the morning after pill should I start using the pill?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Disadvantage of morning after pill?

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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How can I get the morning after pill?

At pharmacy.: No prescription required. www.planbonestep.com provides coupons and name of local pharmacies that carry the med. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

Prevent conception: Emergency contraceptive pills work by keeping the egg from being released by the ovary or by keeping the sperm and egg from getting together. Current evidence says they do not work by keeping a pregnancy from implanting in the uterus. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

Like reg. bcps: Just like birth control pills, the morning after pill can stop ovulation from occuring, or can delay ovulation. It also can interfere with the wombs ability to accept a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill lways work?

Does the morning after pill lways work?

It is not 100%: Nothing is 100%. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives 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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Does the morning after pill always work?

Nothing is 100%: Effective. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives 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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Can the morning after pill actually work?

Can the morning after pill actually work?

Yes: Originally called the yuzpe method, it is very effective. An offshoot of this method which has been around since the 1970s, is the Plan B method, now available over the counter. ...Read more

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How often can the morning after pill be used?

How often can the morning after pill be used?

There is no specific: limit BUT it is not designed to be used regularly or to replace reliable birth control. It was designed specifically for episodes of failed birth cotnrol. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill effect women?

How can  the morning after pill effect women?

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

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How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

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

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What can you do to use the morning after pill?

What can you do to use the morning after pill?

Morning after pill: Take as soon as possible after incident of unprotected sex. Within 24 hours has a higher rate of effectiveness - but can be taken within 72 hours of event. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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How does morning after pill disturb your cycle?

It could change it: In a # of different ways or could have no effect. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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What is the disadvantages of morning after pill?

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

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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

By causing bleeding: These pills cause your cycle to start and thus prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Didn't take the morning after pill. What can I do?

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

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