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Had unprotected sex. Can belara tablets be used for emergency contraception?

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hi, my husband and i had unprotected sex yesterday. only have access to belara tablets. can these be used for emergency contraception.perhaps by taking 2 tablets now and again after 12 hrs
Posted Sun, 5 Aug 2012 in Birth Control
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 53 minutes later
Hi,

Welcome to XXXXXXX

Belara tablet is an oral contraceptive.

Probably, each tablet of Belara contains, 0.03 mg of ethinyl oestradiol and 2mg of chlormadinone acetate.

Thus two tablets of Belara will contain only 0.06mg of ethinyl oestradiol, while quantity of it required for emergency contraception is more, thus it may or may not work as emergency contraceptive.

You should consult a Gynecologist to know the exact dose of it required for emergency contraception.

I will like to know date of your previous menstrual period and average duration of your menstrual cycle.

If you have further query, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex. Can belara tablets be used for emergency contraception? 19 hours later
My previous menstrual period started on 28Jun and lasted 4 days. if i take 4 tablets of belara at one time would that not help.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 47 minutes later
Hi,

Welcome again,

As per date of your last menstrual period, 14th July was not safe for sex.

Four tablets of Belara are expected to work as emergency contraceptive, and you may require to repeat the dose after 12 hours. But you should take it with consent and under supervision of your Gynecologist.

For exact dose as emergency contraceptive, you can go through the literature available with Belara tablet.

If you have further query, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex. Can belara tablets be used for emergency contraception? 8 minutes later
Thank you for the reply. i just took 4 tablets now. Please can you confirm if it is not too late to have the tablets.

Best Regards,
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 2 hours later
Hi,

Welcome again,

No, it is not too late to have, as you have taken it within 72 hours.

If you have further query, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,
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