Side Effects Of Ipill

I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill which is used to prevent a pregnancy after the sexual act has occurred. Since it is a hormonal pill, it causes side effects such as vaginal bleeding, nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, headache, weight gain, mood swings, etc.

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Can frequent use of I-pill have any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, Today is the last day of my periods. Last night, I consumed alcohol and had unprotected sex. I took an I-pill at around 11 AM today. However, I had been vomiting due to nausea at around 2 PM in the afternoon. Should I have to take another pill now? Or would the first one have been effecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to take another I-pill (Levonorgestrel hormone) as it gets dissolved and absorbed within an hour. However, the nausea and vomiting are due to the high progesterone effect of the I-pill. Now, you need to wait for a withdrawal bleed. Since you just had pe...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Mifepristone?

Query: Hi doctor, Is taking contraceptive pill - Mifepristone after sex safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you asking about contraceptive pill? But, Mifepristone is not a contraceptive pill to be used after sex. It is used for abortion when the age of the fetus is less than 7 weeks. Also, it is used with an additional drug termed Misoprostol. I presume that you are talking...  Read Full »

How effective are the withdrawal method and I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill within 8 hrs. I am regular with 28 to 30 day cycle. I do not know about my fertility. What are the chances for my pregnancy? We used only withdrawal method.  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You said that you had unprotected intercourse and within eight hours you took I-pill. So, the chances of you getting pregnant are very less, as I-pill prevents 50% to 80% chance of getting pregnant. But, simultaneously I-pill does have certain side effects like delayed pe...  Read Full »

Why is my period irregular after taking I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My regular period comes 24th of every month. I had taken I-pill on the 15 of last month and after that my period came on 24th. Again, I took I-pill on 28th and got period on 5th of this month. Now, again, I am bleeding in a gap of 10 days. Please advise whether it is normal or something s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After taking the second I-pill, the withdrawal bleed started on 5th, which again marked the onset of a fresh cycle. So, the next bleeding could have been due to an early ovulation and possibly an ovulation bleed. Also, sometimes intermenstrual bleeding is common to...  Read Full »

Do periods get affected by I-pill overdose?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on 13th of this month and my period was due on the 20th. But, it has not come yet. I took I-pill within one hour of intercourse and due to lack of knowledge took one more dose the next day. Now I am worried. Will overdose of I-pill affect my body? Also, I did my urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data you have posted. I-pill if taken within 72 hours after intercourse, then it will be 95% effective.  As you have taken it early the chance of getting pregnant is less. Kindly calm down and repeat urine pregnancy test after four days and...  Read Full »

Do I-pill delay periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex on her fourth day of the period. She took an I-pill within two hours. She got bleeding after five days. Today is the 27th day after sex, she got some nausea at noon, but no other symptoms. She got an I-pill previous month. Is it the temporary hormonal problem or she might be pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sex done on the fourth day of the cycle is entirely safe and has no risk of pregnancy. Yes, your assumption is right. These pills contain high amount of hormone, which could be the reason for her irregular cycle. This effect could persist for six to eight weeks after t...  Read Full »

I get white discharge with missed period and negative pregnancy test. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I had sex with my partner during period. And after that, I have taken i-pill within 12 hours. After two days my period stopped and now about one month passed but my period did not start yet and I tested with pregnancy kit with negative results. Some white liquid is leaking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As the urine pregnancy test is negative, you are definitely not pregnant right now. Sometimes the premenstrual symptoms can also be similar to pregnancy because of similar hormones acting in both the situations. Some amount of menstrual...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy with unprotected sex a day after period?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner on 18th, and 19th of last month, where 18 was the next day after my periods. Took i-pill on 21st morning because he was not sure if he has ejaculated inside. But also he ejaculated sperm outside too. Now I have missed my periods which is supposed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your description, the possibility of pregnancy is less in your case. As usual, ovulation is not possible the next day after periods. But emergency contraceptive pill may not give accurate results after 7...  Read Full »

Can you take I-pill if you have ovarian cyst and irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. But I have not ejaculated in her. Is there any chance for pregnancy? Some yellow substance was there on the tip of my penis. What is that?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The process you have adopted while performing sex is termed as withdrawal method. Though this is a commonly practiced method, there exists reason for failure. The cause is some of your sperms could be present in your precum that is some amount of clear secretion from...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

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