Q. Period become irregular after taking Unwanted 72. What to do?

Answered by Dr. Eeshani Dutta and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

After taking Unwanted 72, my wife got down within five days. But, her menses started again after five days though her actual time of menses not yet come. Why?


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Dr. Eeshani Dutta
MBBS., MS
Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill containing high amount of progesterone. These medicines have a severe side effect of heavy or irregular bleeding. Your wife had the same side effect.

Please check her hemoglobin levels; she might turn anemic if she bleeds much. Continue taking iron pills. It might take one or two cycles to get her periods to get regular again.

So, preferably maintain a regular regime with condoms or oral contraceptive pills like Novelon, Ovral L, etc., rather than an emergency contraceptive. They are way safer.

 
 
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