Category : CONTRACEPTION
All about i pill that a girl should know
What is the smart thing to do after getting laid in order not to get pregnant?
i pill ©
within 72 hours of sexual intercourse.
Common complication is periods become irregular.
So, don’t worry if you do not get periods on expected time.
Do not use i pill repeatedly for every sexual intercourse after having taken once in that cycle. Instead, use condom.
i pill does not cause abortion, only prevents pregnancy.
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1. What to do immediately after sex to prevent pregnancy?
single dose 1.5 milligrams (mg) Levonorgestrel – within 72 hours of unprotected sex
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL (i Pill©) IS A SINGLE TABLET TO BE TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS AFTER UNPROTECTED SEX
It is available from the chemist without doctor’s prescription. Other common names that have same action as i-pill© (Cipla © India) are Unwanted© (Mankind Pharma), Pill 72, EC care© (DKT, India), ,T Pill 72©.
If taken within 12 hours *** i pill is much more effective.
One i pill/Unwanted © in a cycle is enough. Do not take Unwanted © every time you have sex in that cycle.
When to take Unwanted © ? :
- birth control methods to prevent pregnancy, like condom, have not been used or
- there is
rupture of condom (failure of contraceptive method used) or
- forced sex or
- sex during irregular periods,
- sex during breast feeding.
The above are the times when i pill is useful.
2. Will i pill surely prevent pregnancy?
How effective is i pill?
95% taken within 24 hours
85% after 24 hrs to 48 hours
58% after 48 hrs to 72 hours
What to do if it is more than 72 hours?
99% or more with IUCD
Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device. IUD. can be used within 5 days, that is 120 hours. It has failure rate of less than 1%.
3. When is i pill NOT TO BE USED?
Why i pill is ONLY for emergency and not routine/regular use?
i pill, the Emergency Contraceptive Pill contains 10 times more levonorgestrel than present in OC pills.
Needless to say, Emergency Contraception is not to be used as a routine following every sexual intercourse as replacement or substitute for birth control methods, like
Oral Contraceptive Pills(OC pills),
 “ECs should not be substitutes for the Pill because they do throw your menstrual cycle off gear and will obviously affect your fertility,” says sexologist Dr Mahinder Watsa.
4. EC pill Levonorgestrel brands in India and abroad
Post coital pill, Morning after pill, i Pill, Unwanted, Pill 72,
i-pill© (Cipla © India),EC care© (DKT, India), Unwanted© (Mankind Pharma),T Pill 72©, Preventol© (H.L.L.),Truston© (Rajkot)
i-pill© (Cipla © India) Rs50 – 75,
EC care© (DKT, India)
Unwanted© (Mankind Pharma) Rs377
T Pill 72© Rs68.50
Plan B© ;
5. What are the other names of Emergency Contraception?
Names of EC pill
- Post Coital Pill,
- Morning After Pill,
- Emergency Hormone Contraception
- Plan B
6. What i pillis not to be misunderstood with?
What EC pill is not?
EC pill is NOT an abortion pill. Once pregnancy has happened i pill is not of use. About ABORTION PILL read here.
Unwanted © is not abortion pill.
That is, Unwanted © does not remove pregnancy and cause abortion. That means,
Unwanted © do not cause MTP (Medical Termination of Pregnancy).
Unwanted © PREVENTS PREGNANCY after (unprotected sex).
Unwanted © is not Oral Contraceptive Pills or Birth Control Pills, which prevent pregnancy when taken before sexual intercourse in a definite regular manner.
i pill/Unwanted © is not substitute to preventive methods such as use of condom or OC pills.
7. Sideeffects of Emergency Contraceptive Pill
Risks of EC pill
The morning after pill, EC pill, contains Levonorgestrel.
Adverse Effects of Levonorgestrel
Common Side Effects:
- Menstrual irregularities;
- breast discomfort
Uncommon Side Effects:
- skin disorders,
- disturbance of appetite,
- weight changes,
- fluid retention,
- changes in libido,
- cholestatic jaundice,
- hair loss or
- Benign intracranial hypertension,
- thrombocytopenic purpura.
8. What are methods other than EC pill to avoid pregnancy after sexual intercourse?
Substitutes for EC pill
1. Using usual OC pills.
Usual Oral Contraceptive Pills, taken 4 at a time, followed by another 4 after 12 hours, example 4 Ovral © Pills repeated after 12 hours does the same function as Emergency Contraceptive Pills (Yuzpe regimen).
2.  Intrauterine Copper device (Failure rate is less than 1%)
copper releasing IUDs such as CuT 380A
3. Use of Mifepristone, which is not a Progestin
Doctor’s prescription is not required for EC it being legally and medically approved.
9. How does emergency contraceptive pill work?
Mechanism of action of EC pill
1. EC pill prevents the implantation of the egg in the uterus and avoids the beginning of pregnancy.
2. EC pill works by means of ( depending upon where you may be in your menstrual cycle.)
- It may stop an egg being released from the ovary.
- If an egg has been released, EC Pill may prevent the sperm from fertilizing it.
- If the egg is already fertilized, it may prevent it from attaching itself to the lining of the womb.
10. Take home message
Summary: EC pill
of penis in vagina. All OTHER sensuous play can be enjoyed.
Condom is safe.
Condom does not cause hormonal imbalance.
Condom protects from infection like HIV/AIDS; i pill does not.
Use i Pill© as a desperate measure, not as first choice.
As a desperate measure do use.
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If unprotected sex is done on SAFE DAYS days when sex is safe These days of menstrual cycle sex without protection does not cause pregnancy. Click to find safe days of sex there is no need to take i pill.
A. EC pill
B. Emergency pill safe only if used as directed
Sanchita Sharma, Hindustan Times | Updated: Dec 10, 2011 22:33 IST
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