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Is intermittent consumption of i-pill harmful to the health?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Jan 2015
Question: hi,

I am 25 year old girl. In last 2-3 years I have taken 8-10 or more i-pill(birth preventing contraceptive) ,sometime twice in a month also. Is it going to effect my health. Please suggest some solution if there is any risk.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
NO HEALTH EFFECTS, BUT ALTERS MENSTRUAL CYCLES.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
I pill is not a regular contraceptive.
It is an emergency contraceptive.
It is intended to be used only when regular birth control fails.
Frequent and casual use leads to irregularity in your periods.
As such there is no long term effect on health, but menstrual cycles may be altered and irregular.
You can relax, just do not take I pills any more so frequently.
Please use a regular birth control method.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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Is intermittent consumption of i-pill harmful to the health?

Brief Answer: NO HEALTH EFFECTS, BUT ALTERS MENSTRUAL CYCLES. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. I pill is not a regular contraceptive. It is an emergency contraceptive. It is intended to be used only when regular birth control fails. Frequent and casual use leads to irregularity in your periods. As such there is no long term effect on health, but menstrual cycles may be altered and irregular. You can relax, just do not take I pills any more so frequently. Please use a regular birth control method. All the best Please feel free to discuss further.