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How sure it is that I avoid pregnancy??

If you take ContraplanII as directed it is 99 % sure that you avoid pregnancy. The sooner you take it the better.

How to take ContraplanII??

Convenient dose & easy to use: 2 capsules only once within 120 hours (5 days) of having unprotected sex

May I wait 72 hours to take ContraplanII emergency contraceptive pills??

The sooner the better go to pharmacy: the earlier you take ContraplanII, the higher the chance to prevent pregnancy. Some people call emergency contraceptive pills “morning after pills”. Well, you don’t have to wait until the morning after. You can take ContraplanII pill right away or use it up to three days after unprotected sexual intercourse or if you think your birth control method failed.

Will ContraplanII affect my fertility in the future??

No, Taking ContraplanII does not affect your ability to have a baby later.

After taking ContraplanII, when should I start using regular birth control again??

If you use condoms, start using it right away. If you take birth control pills but missed some doses, start using them the next day.

How long does an emergency contraceptive pill last? Can I have sex again and still be protected??

Be careful. You are protected for only 8 hours after taking ContraplanII.

Should I stop breastfeeding after taking ContraplanII??

Yes, you should stop breastfeeding for 8 hours after taking ContraplanII.

How often can I take ContraplanII??

Generally speaking you should not take it more than twice within one menstrual cycle. ContraplanII does not work as well as regular methods of contraception. Your doctor, practice nurse or family planning clinic can tell you about long-term methods of contraception which are more effective in preventing you from getting pregnant.

Why should I use ContraplanII only in case of emergency??

It’s not a regular method of contraception. Try to use it rarely, in emergency only. You have to know that CONTRAPLANII may disrupt the regularity of your period that month. Your period may come earlier than usual or later. Repeated use would be more likely to disrupt the pattern of your menstrual cycle. As your period is your main way of knowing whether you are pregnant or not, you increase your level of uncertainty if you use CONTRAPLANII regularly.

What if I'm already pregnant and take ContraplanII??

Emergency pills do not work if you are already pregnant and will not harm an established pregnancy or the baby. If you think that you are pregnant, see your doctor or family planning clinic as soon as possible. If you have already taken ContraplanII once since your last period and you now find you are pregnant, do not take ContraplanII again.

What to do if I vomit after taking the pill??

After taking the emergency contraceptive pill, a few women (approximately 1 out of 100) will be sick (vomit). If you vomit within 2 hours of taking ContraplanII, you need to take another ContraplanII pill. If you are sick more than 2 hours after you originally took the tablet, you do not need to take ContraplanII again.

When you have to turn to your doctor??

• If your period is more than 5 days late, or unusually heavy or light.

• If you are still worried that you are pregnant.

• If you have sudden or unusual pain in the lower abdomen and your period is late.

• If you have any concerns about your health or about the methods of contraception that is most suitable

for you.

What to do if you have problems after taking the pill??

If you do have a headache or feel sick, it will usually pass after a short while. So, first you should take it easy and rest. It may help if you take something to eat and drink when you take the tablet. If the symptoms persist, and it worries you, contact your doctor or pharmacist where you were given ContraplanII.