Is acne a side effect (or adverse effect) of emergency contraceptive pills?

BigPicture Viewpoint. Effects routine, what choices/outcomes are about. Our bodies mostly constructed of water, ~52-62% of body mass. Pure water (& EVERYTHING else) has effects, some called side-effects. Too much water in body, or a specific location, called edema (eg. too much in lungs & can't breath/drowning), too little=dehydration; problems the other way. Life about complex balances. See: http://goo.gl/0eH4wq, etc.

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If emergency contraceptive pills cause acne to some patients, how many days or months will the latter disappear? Generally, how can it be managed?

Up to 2 months. As you can imagine, your hormones get thrown off when you take emergency contraceptives. Therefore, I would say one to two cycles should get your body back into normal mode. So, in other words, give it two months. If after 2 months, still having issues, see a dermatologist. In the meantime, you need to identify whether you have dry or oily skin and use a cream or a gel to treat. No makeup. Read more...

Is it true tht we can only take emergency contraceptive pills only once or twice a year? R there any long term sideeffects of taking these pills?

More often ok but... They are ok to take more often. No long term side effects but less reliable than regular contraception. If using repeatedly, why not talk to healthcare provider about using more reliable methods. Read more...

Is there a birth control pills that helps with acne and has no sexual side effect?

Yes (kind of) In general, pills with higher estrogen and lower androgen potency will help with acne, such as Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Ortho-Tri Cyclen, and Ortho Evra (others include Demulen, Brevicon, Modicon, Necon, and Mircette). As for sexual side effects, although OCPs may decrease androgens (thought to be important in libido), the particular pill doesn't seem to matter, nor do higher estrogen concentrations. Read more...

My girlfriend took emergency contraceptive pills, but they did not work. Will the baby be okay?

Yes. There has been no hard evidence to suggest that the use of birth control pills in pregnancy have devastating effects. There have been many accounts of people who take their pills into the 5th month of pregnancy before they realize they are pregnant and the babies are fine.Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone which are the same hormones that support the pregnancy. Read more...
No long term effect. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation. If ovulation still occurs then pregnancy can occur. The effect of the medication does not cause birth defects or long term complications. Read more...

Will emergency contraceptive pills like My Way prevent pregnancy even after taking them after ovulation has occured? Help

72 hours. Emergency contraception should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy. It works by disrupting or delaying ovulation. Regardless of when you think you ovulated it should be used within 72 hours to help decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Use birth control and condoms in the future to avoid these scares. Read more...