ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Q. How often can I take Unwanted 72 to avoid pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 09, 2017

Hello doctor,

I am a 44 year old woman. I have a hole in my heart since birth and dextrocardia. I do not want to get pregnant again, as I already have a 19 year old daughter. I cannot take any of the regular contraceptive medicines due to my heart condition. I regularly take Unwanted 72 after an unprotected sexual intercourse. I wanted to know, how often this pill can be taken to avoid pregnancy?

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Which type of hole do you have in your heart (VSD, ASD or some other form)? How often do you take Unwanted 72?
  • Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is a very high dose hormonal pill and if taken very often could be dangerous. If you still want to use it, please do not take more than one or two pills a month.
  • I would suggest other methods of contraception as follows.
  1. Oral contraceptive pills, consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.
  2. IUD (intrauterine device).
  3. Male and female condoms.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
What are the preventive measures in case of slippage or breakage of condoms?

There is no need to take Truvada (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) until and unless you know the HIV status of the partner with whom you have had unprotected sex ...   Read full

Can IUD cause constipation and back pain?

.. device) does not cause constipation. But, back pain can occur, because of the bleeding patterns after placing IUD. You can take syrup M2 tone (Ashoka and Lodhra) two tablespoons thrice daily for one month. Take Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day for th...   Read full

After IUD insertion, my cycle has become irregular. What is your opinion?

Before five months, I have stopped taking a low dose hormonal birth control pill in favor of the paragard IUD ...   Read full

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Management of Coronasomnia
Coronasomnia refers to increased sleep problems among people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the below article to get...  Read more»
Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.