Q. Is an expired I-pill effective?

Answered by
Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 29, 2017

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?

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hi,

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  • 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 --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply. It is only 18 hours since I took the expired I-pill. So, how to prevent pregnancy now? Please help.

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You can take another dose of I-pill, but be prepared for abnormal bleeding in the next period.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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