How to take ecp pill?

These pills are usually taken orally with water and are often taken after having meals to avoid vomiting. If vomiting occurs within 2-3 hours of taking this pill, it is advisable to take an another pill.

When to take ECP after unprotected sex? Take the second one 12 hours later. The first dose must be taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex (it could be five days according to your doctor’s prescription). The sooner you take the ECP, the better it will work. If you throw up within 1 hour of taking the pills, you need to take another dose.

When is the best time to take ECP? The ECP is best used within three days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. Some doctors will prescribe it up to five days, but there is less evidence about how well it works then. The sooner you take the ECP, the better it will work. Unprotected sex includes: When no birth control was used.

How does the emergency contraceptive pill ( ECP ) work? What is the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)? The ECP is taken after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It stops or delays the release of an egg from your ovaries until the sperm aren’t active in your body any more. It prevents the sperm from fertilising an egg by changing the way the sperm moves in your body.

Are there any side effects to taking the ECP? A few people have mild side effects e.g. feel sick or vomit. You can take the ECP with food to lessen the chance you will feel sick. There is a very small risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb) if the ECP fails. This can occur with any pregnancy and can be dangerous.