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Can I use Nordette as emergency contraceptive ?

Good PM doctors, i have question, can i use 4pcs nordette(Levonorgestrel 0.15 mg + ethinyl estradiol 30 ug) within my 65 hrs of unprotected sex, and then followed by another 4pcs of Nordette(Levonorgestrel 0.15 mg + ethinyl estradiol 30 ug) after 12 hrs of 1st dosage? Because no emergency contraceptive pills are available here in philippines. Only the Nordette. hope u can help me thanks :(
Asked On : Fri, 20 May 2011
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Hello jenny;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
Nordette is not a emergency contraceptive pill.It is a regular contraceptive pill and in some countries it is misused as an emergency contraceptive pill in high dosage like 4 +4 as you have posted.The result is irregularity of periods;excess untimely bleeding;nausea;vomiting;hormonal disturbance.The high dose may react in a bad way so the better option is that if you are sexually active then please take Nordette as a regular contraceptive in proper cycle of 21 days so that your periods will remain regular as well as there will be no chance of pregnancy.
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