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Is the Nordette pill (white colored) same as the one advertised as emergency contraception?

Hi! I took Lady pills prior to sex but it was still my 2nd day. I was very much worried because the condom was torn. I bought Nordette 21-pill pack with the dosage of 150mcg/30mcg. That s the only available dosage in my country. I ve read some blogs that Nordette should be 28 pills and it has a light orange color with a different dosage of what I bought. The Nordette pill I bought has white color. I m so worried. I took 4 pills 30 hours after the unprotected sex then took another 4 pills after 12 hours. Is the Nordette pill the same as the one advertised as emergency contraception? Please help
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hi vilcebrenede welcome to HCM,

Nordette is a combined oral contraceptive pill composed of 150microgram of levonorgesterol and 30 microgram of ethinylestradiol (or) 0.15milligram and 0.03milligram respectively and the pills can be of either white colour or orange colour.... Actually those 21 pills are the contraceptive pills and the remaining 7 are iron tablets so it can contain either 21 or 28 pills....

Nordette can be taken as emergency pill upto 72 hours after unprotected intercourse and the dose you took is same, so it is safe only... Now coming to lady pills, if you have taken(taking) the lady pills regularly they offer an effective protection against pregnancy. So in all aspects you are safe now and nothing to worry..........
With regards,
Dr. Parthipan
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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