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How many hours that the Nordette will digest in our system ?

hello Doctors, I drunk Nordette as emergency contraceptive, because no other morning after pills are available in Philippines... the problem is that I vomited the 4pcs of Nordette (as emergency contraceptive) within an hour, example i drunk it at 9:00am then i Vomited it at 10:00am, should i drink it another? or it is already digested in my system and wait for the effect of the Nordette. may second question is that how many hours that the Nordette will digest in our system ? thanks
Sat, 21 May 2011
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Basiabanks..where did you get the Nordette? I've been to the most popular here in our country - Philippines (you know what it is ;) ) today..and they gave me this (check link for picture)

http://www.mims.com/resources/drugs/Hongkong/pic/Nordette%20tab_28955.gif

but then..i've done my research and it is instructed to take it as: Take 4 light-orange pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and 4 more light-orange pills 12 hours later.

like this:

http://www.healthsquare.com/common/images/w/WYE25330_53635_5.JPG

but what has given to me is only plain white in color.
Do you have the same? and where did you get it? PLEASE. HELP ME.

  User's Response
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

If you are sure that you have vomited the pills , you need to take them again.Before you take your emergency pill , make a decision whether you need it by calculating your safe period and chances of pregnancy.And you should be taking Levonorgesterol alone but not a combination.
Once taken , it take s around 1 - 4 hours for the drug to reach peak levels.

I advise you to consider the risk of pregnancy and then have the drug agai as you vomited.For better advice or more information , add any questions as comments here or feel free to mail me.

Take care.
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