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Can I use duphaston pills as contraceptive?

hi doc i want to know if i can used duphaston pill as a contraceptive,coz now im 47 yrs old and i did have my menstruation for 7 months nand my obgyne has given duphaston,but i forgot to ask him if i can used it as birth control pill coz my husband and me are using withdrawal method,so i want to ask if we can stop withdrawal while ill be taking duphaston as a replacement to prevent for me to get pregnant
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

Duphaston is usually given for a number menstrual disorders and helps to regulate the healthy growth and normal shedding of the womb lining. As such it is not a contraceptive. It is a synthetic female sex hormone that resembles the naturally occurring sex hormone.
So continue the withdrawal method, if you dont want to get pregnant, you can also try condoms.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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