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How effective is nordette if taken within 65 hours of unprotected sex ?

hello doc, i used Nordette as emergercy contraceptive Levonorgestrel 0.15 mg + ethinyl estradiol 30 ug... i drunk 4pcs within 65 hrs of unprotected sex, and drunk again 4pcs after 12hrs of 1st dosage. Is it effective? thanks
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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Hi,thanks for query.This drug is effective up to about 120 hours after unprotected act.But remember this is not the first choice as emergency contraceptive drug.Please take care about this.bye.
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