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Is it safe to have Unwanted 72 when already having norethisterone tablets?

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is it safe to have an unwanted 72 contraceptive pill when i am already having norethisterone tablets since yestrday?i had unprotected sex 30 hours.
Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later

Thanks for writing to us.

Yes, you can take unwanted 72 emergency pill while you are on norethisterone tabs. Both are progesterone medication. So there will be no drug interaction.

Taking unwanted 72 pill within first 24 hrs gives protection more than 95%. It is 85% effective within 24-48 hrs of unprotected sex.

You may get a withdrawal bleeding due to effect of the pill. You should wait for next coming period up to 7 days and undergo one home pregnancy test to be sure.

Hope, it helps for you. If you have any other query, you can freely ask.

Practice safe sex in future. Wish you good health.

Dr Soumen
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