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Prescribed Nordette as emergency contraceptive. Can stronger doses be taken?

I was looking for an emergency contraceptive , and was advised by my doctor to take 2 tablets of nordette every 6 hours, and abstain from sexual contact until I have my menstruation , after I finished one pack of nordette, the birth control method my husband and I used failed, it has been 12 hours since then, could I take nordette again in stronger doses?like 4 tablets every 12 hours?thanks
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hello Hana
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, you had been advised to take Nordette as an emergency contraceptive. We would like you to know that if would be better if you take these medicines after consulting a Doctor. Stronger doses are contraindicated without consulting a Doctor and you should not go for it at any cost. In future, you can go for other methods of birth control like regular contraceptive pills, condoms, diaphragms etc. Although the efficacy of emergency contraceptive pills is quite high, it can fail in few cases. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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