Hello and welcome,
I am Dr Nilajkumar a consultant gynecologist and I will be helping you in your queries.
I understand the concern. The regimen is use of combined pills containing one estrogen
and one progesterone
drug [ 2 drugs in one pill] and not norethidrone only pills.
Also the estrogen content in the tablet must be known. It must provide at least 100 mcg of ethinyl estradiol
and 2mg norgestrel. Usually 3-4 tablets are needed and must be taken as 2 doses, first dose as soon as possible within 72 hours of incident and second dose 12 hours after the first dose.
Other methods are levonorgestrel
only pills commonly sold as plan B one step or unwanted 72. It has only one pill and must be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Remember that is is not advisable to use emergency contraception
more than once in one month and it must be used as an occasional method and not a routine one. So continue to use the condoms.
Thanks for using HCM.
Have a good day.
Dr Nilajkumar Bagde
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology