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Used old condom for intercourse. Can take plan B pill?

I had sex 2 days ago and we used a condom but I by mistake gave my boyfriend an old condom that had been in my wallet for a very long time, I am scared the condom might have broken. Can I take the Plan B pill? And I was also wondering, when I go to the clinic can I buy several Plan B pills to stock up on in case of emergency , or do they have a fast expiration date?
Asked On : Thu, 17 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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Emergency contraceptive pills may contain higher doses of the same hormones estrogens, progestins, or both.

Depending on the drug, they are for use for up to 107 to 120 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure.

If you are sure that the condom might be broken then you can think of taking this drugs. These drugs are given after prescription from the physician.

I advice you not to take this by your own, you should consult doctor and after prescription only take this medicine.

As this contain higher doses of hormone, these are associated with side effects as well. I advice you not go for these drugs frequently and us some method of contraption if you are not planning pregnancy.

Hope i have provided the information you needed.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 17 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Roshni Agarwal's  Response
hello and welcome.,

emergency pills are to be used with in 6 to 8 hrs of unprotected sex, with increase in time interval the efficacy of the treatment decreases.
so if you have noticed a leaking or any tear in the condom used at the time of intercourse you can use the emergency pills within the specified time interval.
taking emergency pills regularly or very frequently is very harmful and is having a lot of side effects like irregular menstrual cycles, difficulty in conception , sometimes infertility.
the manufacturers provides the expiry dates on the cover of the pills, and it generally expires with in 2 to 2 1/2 years from the date of manufacturing

Answered: Thu, 17 May 2012
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