Unwanted 72

About "Unwanted 72"

Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) that prevents a possible pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is also effective in suspected case of contraceptive failure. It has a composition of Levonorgestrel.

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Unwanted 72 Tablet

Article Overview: Emergency contraceptive pills have recently flooded the market and Unwanted 72 is one among them. It is necessary to know detailed information regarding the drug. This article provides the answers to all the doubts and questions you have in your mind regarding this pill. Read Article »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill that is to be taken to prevent an unplanned pregnancy after having unprotected sex. It is also known as morning-after pill. What Is Unwanted 72? It has a chemical composition of Levonorgestrel. It is to be taken as a single dose tablet with water afte ... Read Article »

Can Unwanted 72 be used if there was no intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor,One day ago, my partner and I had sex. And the next morning she takes Azithral 500 mg. Will this affect her pregnancy? When do the female egg and male sperm actually connect with each other?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azithral (Azithromycin) is safe during pregnancy and is a category-B drug. So, it is not going to harm in any way. Moreover, after intercourse, the sperms usually take 24 hours to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube if it has already been released. The life of th...  Read Full »

Is Unwanted-72 effective when taken an hour after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had Unwanted-72 an hour after unprotected sex. Would it protect her from an unwanted pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even the emergency pills like Unwanted-72 carry a failure rate of 1 %. So, please ensure she take a urine pregnancy test if she misses a period. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »

Took unwanted 72 after having an unprotected sex. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had unprotected sex. She took unwanted 72 within 12 hours. Will she be pregnant? In case she becomes pregnant, suggest any options other than abortion.  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. You have taken emergency contraception as advised. That is very good. 99% of the times this will work well, but her menstrual period may be delayed. At this point you do not have to do anything. If the periods are delayed more than a week then you ha...  Read Full »

Can Unwanted 72 cause early and abnormal periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife took Unwanted 72 eight days back, and she got her periods after five days. The bleeding is not normal, and her period was not due. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 is a high dose of progesterone hormone, which is the same hormone produced in the body in the second half of period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner lining of the uterus, making it unfavorable for a possible pregna...  Read Full »

What is the difference between implantation and withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello Doctor, We (me and my fiancee) had unprotected sex on the 11th day of the month (mensuration). I am very sure I did not eject that day. But for safety within 24 hours, she had taken Unwanted 72. Now after 13 days of it, before 1 to 3 days of expected periods. She got bleeding for a full day a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely that she has got her withdrawal bleed which can be seen in next 7 to 10 days to post unwanted 72 intakes, however, implantation bleed occurs in next 2 to 3 days and it is often spotting to scanty bleeding and not in the good flow. This can be confirmed ...  Read Full »

After taking Unwanted 72, the condom broke during sex. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whet...  Read Full »

I took Unwanted 72 within 24 hours of getting sexually intimate. Can I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my periods on 18th of last month, and I got sexually intimate for the first time on 27th of last month. Although there was no full penetration, I took Unwanted 72 the next day. On 11th of this month, I had little bleeding with a lot of clots that lasted for three days. I normall...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put you at ease by saying that you will not be pregnant. Let me tell you how. For a young lady with 27 days cycle, ovulation will be on day 13th, and the egg will stay alive for 24 hours. So you are at a risk of pregnancy on 29th to 31st. But your sexual expos...  Read Full »

Taken Unwanted 72 within four hours of unprotected sex. Is there a chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife. After that she took Unwanted 72 within four hours. After 10 days, she bled but not heavy. It was a few spotting which was brown in color up to four days. After 12 days of sex, she took a pregnancy test. It was negative. Then please tell me if there ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 is quite effective in preventing against the pregnancy and she had spotting after taking it so probably she did not get pregnant in this cycle. Please mention her cycle length and the day of the cycle you had unprotected sex on.   Read Full »

Can I use Unwanted 72 to terminate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Is Unwanted 72 dangerous for health? Can I use Unwanted 72, if pregnancy is not confirmed?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is for preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex, and it is not for termination of pregnancy. It is usually safe and does not cause any serious problems though bleeding may be irregular. If pregnancy is confirmed, then it should...  Read Full »

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