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What is the way to take unwanted 72?

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What is the way to take unwanted 72?
Shall it be taken after any meal or without meal.
Please respond as soon as possible.
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
take it with meal

Detailed Answer:

The medicine Unwanted 72 has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy.

It should be taken with food.

Hope this is clear to you.


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Follow-up: What is the way to take unwanted 72? 7 minutes later
Does it have any side effect??
Is this medicine suitable to avoid pregnancy?
Actually am not sure whether the sperm has gone in or not, but for safety purpose my fiancee wants to take.. Please advice and answer my question.
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is a safe and effective medicine

Detailed Answer:

Yes, it is a safe medicine with minimal side effects like nausea, vomiting, heaviness in breasts.

Yes, this is used to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.

To be sure and be on safer side, it is better for your fiancee to take this medicine.

Hope this answers your query. Do not hesitate to ask more queries, if you have.


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Follow-up: What is the way to take unwanted 72? 11 minutes later
Actually we had sex yesterday between 10 to 11 am and she had bleeding whole day yesterday. Even today morning when she went to get freshen up again she had bleeding. She said her vagina is still paining. Can you suggest what to do as we both are hesitating to go to a gyno doctor. Can you tell me when should she take that medicine?? After which meal and what should be the time gap between the meal and medicine? Please respond...
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
detailed below

Detailed Answer:

I need one clarification here. Was your fiancee having her regular periods yesterday? If yes, then there is no need to take the medicine, as she cannot get pregnant when she is having periods.

If this vaginal bleeding is different from her normal periods, then she has to take the medicine.

She can take the medicine anytime soon now. She can take a light snack like biscuits now, and take the medicine orally. There is no time gap in between. She can take the tablet immediately after eating something right now.

Hope this helps you.


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