What are the side effects of I-pill?

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 in General Health
Question: i have taken 4 i pills in two months after my marriage. Last one I took was a month back. What may be its effects? I am also feeling giddy from past 10 days. Can there be a chance of pregnancy?
Answered by Dr. Surendiran Gaj 31 minutes later
Brief Answer: advising UPT Detailed Answer: Hello there, Nice to meet you here, It is enough to take 1st dose of I pill [emergency contraceptive] as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse and the following second dose within 12 to 24 hours after the first dose. Of course I pill is associated with nausea, giddiness, vomiting as side effects in some individuals. But in your case, you are experiencing giddiness only for the past 10 days, so it is not due to the pill, as you had one 1 month back. If you had any unprotected intercourse in between, chances of getting pregnancy is possible, so am advising you to do a urine pregnancy test[UPT] to know the level of HCG (human chorionic gonodotrophin) to find the pregnancy status,as giddiness is quite common for few months after conception. Dr.surendiran.g
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Surendiran Gaj 18 hours later
UPT shows negative result. What should i do further?
Answered by Dr. Surendiran Gaj 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Hormonal imbalance ,Delayed menstrual bleeding. Detailed Answer: Hello there, Nice to see you again, Since UPT is most accurate to diagnose pregnancy usually a negative test after 10 days [implantation period], rules out pregnancy. If you are really worried, you can repeat the test in 2 to 3 days. If it comes negative, you are not conceived. Since you are on I pill, there are chances of delayed menstrual bleeding due to possible hormonal imbalance. So don’t get panic for delayed menstrual bleeding. Hope helped you. Take care. Dr.surendiran.g MBBS,PGD[Geriatric medicine]
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Answered by
Dr. Surendiran Gaj

Geriatrics Specialist

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 384 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Unprotected intercourse

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor hope u well. Just a question of curiosity me and my hhsband had intercourse on sunday my cycle normally is 25 days was 28 days but last...

doctor1 MD

I had unprotected intercourse with my boyfriend on May 18, '13 (May 10 - start of my period) which is may last day of regular menstruation. No...

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor I had an abortion one months ago because we were not physically,mentally and financially strong but sadly 6 days ago we had an...

doctor1 MD

I had well I thought I had two periods last month. Came earlier then my expected period. Very very light. Which is not normal for me. It lasted...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I m on birth control and I had unprotected sex two days ago. I have missed one (two at the most) days, but remembered immediately and took it....

doctor1 MD

hi, i took gyneacosid two tab just once aftr having unprotected intercourse.. twice. first on 23rd and then 27rd of june and took gynaecosid 48 hrs...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I ve been on birth control for the past 5 years. I get my period at the same time every month for a while now. 2 days ago a mostly brown mucus...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

123 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction