ECP’s are made of the same hormones as the birth control pills, but in different dosage form. It should be used within 72 hours (3days) of exposure. These pills can be either progestogen only or combination of oestrogen and progestogen.
Progestin only pill (Postinor 2) – Take both tablets together within 72hrs of unprotected sexual intercourse.
Low dose OCP (Mithuri/Nordette) – Take 4 tablets as soon as possible and another 4 tablets after 12hrs from the 1st dose. Both doses should be taken within 72hrs of unprotected sexual intercourse. If taken within 24hrs the failure rate is less
If vomitting occures within 2hrs of drug intake the dose should be repeated.
If you are a breast feeding mother please consult your family doctor before use