Emergency contraception – when, how, and why by accident?
Emergency contraception is used after unprotected sexual intercourse or ineffective contraception.
For both products, admission should occur as soon as possible. Their effect is associated with the suppression of ovulation, and it is impossible to determine the exact day of ovulation. Timely intake of the hormone gives greater reliability. As soon as ovulation occurs, the effect of these products disappears.
It is important to know that emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases!
After taking emergency contraception pills, the menstrual cycle may occur a few days earlier or later than expected. If menstruation is delayed for more than seven days, it is recommended to take a pregnancy test and visit a gynecologist.
If vomiting occurs within three hours after taking the pill, you should take another pill.
Contraindications. Hormones for emergency contraception are not indicated for use during an existing or prospective pregnancy, as well as during breastfeeding. More than one dose per month is also not recommended due to the risk of hormonal imbalance and changes in the monthly cycle. The use of emergency contraception in persons under the age of 16 is not recommended!
Drug interactions . Simultaneous administration of tablets with anti-tuberculosis, sedative, antiepileptic, antiviral, anti-ulcer agents, St. John’s wort can significantly reduce the effect of hormones.
Adverse drug reactions . Emergency contraception is well tolerated. The most common complaints are headache, nausea and changes in the menstrual cycle.