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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Does an expired I-pill be effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill four days back, but after taking it, I noticed that it had already expired three months ago. Is there anything serious? Will the I-pill be ineffective?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the pill was expired, it is likely to fail and not be able to prevent a pregnancy. Side effects as such are not expected. However, please do a pregnancy test and check if periods get delayed. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding after taking contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the fourth day of my periods and I took a contraceptive pill within half an hour. Now, I am bleeding after seven days from the day I had taken the pill. Are there any chances of pregnancy? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The extra bleeding could be due to the pill. However, it would depend on the pill you took. If you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, then yes, that would be the reason of excessive bleeding. However, if you have taken a normal contraceptive pill, then it will ...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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

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 »

My girlfriend did not get periods after taking Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and she took the pill(Unwanted 72) within an hour. Two days later, after taking second pill accidentally we had unprotected sex. But, in both the cases I did not ejaculate in her vagina. Now, five days got over and she did not get her periods yet....  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to inform you that taking an I-pill will not cause periods. The periods will come at its own time, maybe slightly late too. Delay in periods after I-pill is a common and expected side effect. Secondly, I would suggest you not to take more than on...  Read Full »

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