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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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Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as the morning after pill ?

Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as the morning after pill
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Yes; "Plan B" better: Plan b is better, but you can take 3-4 Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) now, and repeat in 12 hours. Need to start within 72 hours of "the event..." if period over 10 days late, get preg test... ...Read more

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I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

No: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not meant to be a morning after pill. I recommend you get a morning-after pill and take it now. The timing of your missed pills and the unprotected sex put you at risk for pregnancy ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last night and I want to know if I can use yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as a morning after pill? There are no pharmacies here! Please help

I had unprotected sex last night and I want to know if I can use yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as a morning after pill?  There are no pharmacies here! Please help

Yes,it's worth a try: Double up on your Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills x 3 days. It may work to prevent implantation. If not, run a pregnancy test at the end of this pack of pills to know if you are pregnant. ...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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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a few months, missed 2 pillstwo weeks ago & 1pill last week, had unprotected sex yesterday. Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as morning after pill?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a few months, missed 2 pillstwo weeks ago & 1pill last week, had unprotected sex yesterday. Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as morning after pill?

Yes.: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can be taken as a morning after pill but you should consult with your doctor-gynecologist because it VAZ has number ofsevere side effects and a llist of contrainciicatins to its use. ...Read more

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I've been taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 months, had unprotected sex yesterday but he didn't ejaculate, should I take the morning after pill? My first time

I've been taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 5 months, had unprotected sex yesterday but he didn't ejaculate, should I take the morning after pill?  My first time

Not needed: There is no reason to take the morning after pill if you're already on birth control. That is the whole point of birth control. You should be using a condom though the protect yourself from sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do I need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

My boyfriend and I had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do I need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

If you are on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): If you are on Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and you've missed no pills and are taking no other medications (antibiotics) then you are probably not going to get pregnant. ...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 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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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it : Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible 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. ...Read more

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What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

What should I expect when taking the morning after pill?

No side effects OR: Potential side effects of: 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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Which usually happens after taking the morning after pill?

Prevents pregnancy : 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 Flucloxacillin be used as a morning after pill?

Can Flucloxacillin be used as a morning after pill?

Antibiotic: Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic, and to my knowledge has no use as a morning after pill. ...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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How effective is "the morning after pill?" I could be ovulating too.

How effective is "the morning after pill?" I could be ovulating too.

95%: As above, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, sooner the better ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill cause nausea?

Does the morning after pill cause nausea?

Yes: Emergency Contraceptive pills can cause nausea. 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

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Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Morning after pill causes shorter period?

Emergency contracept: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Morning after pill cause white discharge?

Morning after pill cause white discharge?

The hormonal change: Could ^ chances for a yeast infection. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), >. ...Read more

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Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

Percentage of hormone in morning after pill?

0% Progesterone: Levonorgestrel is a progestin and not an actual hormone. It useful because it will act similarly to the natural hormone progesterone. The Plan B one step pill contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. Except for the filler, matrix, and binder required to create the pill itself is 100% of the medication. ...Read more

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Morning after pill during post-partum does it work?

Morning after pill during post-partum does it work?

Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription for the morning after pill?

Do I need a prescription for the morning after pill?

Over the counter : If you are over 18 it is available without a prescription. The morning after pill will give you irregular bleeding. Ideally it should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Consider seeing your obgyn to discuss contraception options. This will keep you from getting pregnant and give you menstrual cycle control. ...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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Can you tell me if morning after pill make you bloated?

Possibly: 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 Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more