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Can logynon be taken as an emergency contraceptive?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Doors taking 10 tablets of red ( dark brown) logynon offer emergency contraceptive?

I was given this by the pharmacist to take 10 tablets of the red( dark brown colour) now and 10 tablets next 12 hours.

Any side effect of this.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
AS BELOW

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
This dose and regimen is unheard of.
Scientifically speaking, this is not recommended for emergency contraception.
You should take the proper emergency contraceptive pills readily available in the market and indicated and effective for this specific purpose.
There could be side effects such as spotting, withdrawal bleed, nausea, headache etc, after taking this amount of hormones, as this dosage is virtually unheard of.
Best is to avoid it and buy a proper emergency contraceptive.
Take care, and please feel free to discuss further.
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Can logynon be taken as an emergency contraceptive?

Brief Answer: AS BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. This dose and regimen is unheard of. Scientifically speaking, this is not recommended for emergency contraception. You should take the proper emergency contraceptive pills readily available in the market and indicated and effective for this specific purpose. There could be side effects such as spotting, withdrawal bleed, nausea, headache etc, after taking this amount of hormones, as this dosage is virtually unheard of. Best is to avoid it and buy a proper emergency contraceptive. Take care, and please feel free to discuss further.