Emergency Contraceptive Pill

As the name suggests, the tablets that are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy after unprotected intercourse is called emergency contraceptive pills (ECP). They can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Generally, ECP contains Levonorgestrel or Ulipristal acetate.

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Can taking contraceptive pills before sex be effective in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, How can pregnancy be avoided completely without the help of condoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Theoretically abstinence is the only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant. However, practically speaking there are many ways to avoid pregnancy. It ranges from using condoms to contraceptive pills to intrauterine devices to achieve longer contraception. ...  Read Full »

What to do if you vomit after taking a birth control pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I am on regular birth control pills and was taking these as usual. I took the seven inactive pills and began taking the active pills. I took it for three nights as per schedule but forgot to take it on the fourth. And I had sex on the same night, with a condom, but there may have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You are absolutely safe and there is no chance of pregnancy. Let me explain. Birth control pills act by creating a continuous constant hormonal level. They prevent the normal hormonal fluctuations. So, ovulation will not occur. Only if you miss tw...  Read Full »

I am on regular pill and had a plan B pill after sex, which I had post 11 days of abortion. Am I safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female who just had a surgical abortion. It was my first and only pregnancy. I started taking the pill immediately (the same day as the procedure) and have taken it religiously at the same time daily ever since. I was put on Doxy as an antibiotic to make sure I did n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Firstly as you had a surgical abortion, it was any way sure that you would not ovulate soon in this cycle and your menses would be delayed. But, you chose to be on the oral contraceptive, which was correct, but at the same time, Doxycycline as ...  Read Full »

Had ECP in the last four months and missed my fifth month period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. And for four months I have had emergency contraceptive pill four times. One in each month after having unprotected sex. I got regular periods for four months after having the medicine. But this is the fifth month in which I have not consumed any pill and still did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharmila Naik

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraception is not to be taken regularly. There are two phases of the menstrual cycle first 15 days estrogenic phase and second secretory phase. These tablets are high dose hormonal and delay ovulation. So depending upon which phase you took medicine, the...  Read Full »

Can vitamin C induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am approximately 95 kg weight. I am in need of emergency contraception due to failed birth control. I will be ovulating tomorrow, so I am at a high risk of unwanted pregnancy. I obtained and took a 1.5 mg dose of Levonorgestrel (Plan B pill); however I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strictly speaking, vitamin C rarely can do so as evidenced in the history of medicine. These are myths and not true reality. As you are 95 kg, there is a very rare chance of failure of emergency contraceptive pills in this weight. Otherwise, do another option. You can ...  Read Full »

How to take Plan B if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs 140 lbs and 5.6 feet tall. I am allergic to Levonorgestrel, and I want to take Plan B. What will happen if I do take it? I developed a rash in high school after using pure Progesterone cream.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, with drugs it is always hard to say which one will cause allergy and when. One can never predict. Since you already had an allergic reaction to pure Progesterone cream, it is a tough call. But the creams usually have a lot of ingredients apart from the drug to k...  Read Full »

What are the chances of yeast infection after taking Plan B?

Query: Hello doctor, Can a morning-after pill cause a yeast infection? I took it two days ago and today I began to have an irritation and itch in my vagina. I bought a cream to help it, but I just want to know what could have happened that could have caused this?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities in your case scenario: Morning-after pill-induced vaginal dryness and irritation. As this is a hormone, it can cause these symptoms. But these symptoms are transient and should disappear within a week. Sexually transmitted candida infection ...  Read Full »

What is Yasmin pill used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex a few days back, but I did not ejaculate inside her. Just to be on the safer side, we wanted to use the emergency contraceptive pill. But due to some restriction in the country where we live, Plan B or emergency contraceptive pills are not available...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Yes, as you have heard, Yasmin can be used as an emergency pill. Even if you have not ejaculated into her, she stands a chance of pregnancy if the pre-seminal fluid, the clear fluid that comes out before semen, which is rich in young healthy sperm...  Read Full »

Can Deviry be used to get periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband after five days of my last periods and took an i-pill immediately. I did not get my periods yet and my two home pregnancy tests were negative. My periods are always regular prior to this. I am under regular medication of Eltroxin 100 mcg. Please help ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, hormonal disturbances can also cause delay in periods. Since your pregnancy test came negative, you can be fairly sure that you are not pregnant. I suggest you to wait for a week and still if you have no periods then let me know. We will start you on medicine ...  Read Full »

I took ECP during withdrawal bleeding. Will it work?

Query: Hello doctor, 1. I took ECP during withdrawal bleeding (as I stopped contraceptives). Will it work? 2. Will this affect my menstrual cycle as I have not got my periods in my due date. I am freaking out. 3. When should I go for pregnancy test to clear my doubt?  Read Full »


Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Usually the possibility of ovulation is less during withdrawal bleeding, so the need for emergency contraception is less. But as you took the pill already, if at all there is any possibility of pregnancy, it can help. 2. Because of high dose of hormone in it, it ...  Read Full »

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