The morning after pill isn’t quite true to its name as it can actually be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse in the hopes of preventing pregnancy. It is important to note if there was any previous unprotected intercourse before the 72 hours, if this is the case the woman could already be pregnant.
Here at Conefrey’s we provide the morning after pill without a prescription, only with a consultation in order for us to have a little chat. There may be some side affect when taking the morning after pill.
- Lower abdominal pain
- Menstrual irregularity
If vomiting occurs within two hours of taking the morning after pill you may need to take it again as your body may not have absorbed it yet.
It is important to note that this pill is not 100% effective, however the failure rate very low. According to irishhealth.com it is thought that the pill prevents at least 74% of pregnancies when treatment is initiated within 72 hours. A 1998 WHO trial also found that it was more effective when treatment was initiated within 24 hours of unprotected sex.
Emergency contraception does not prevent an ectopic pregnancy. This type of pregnancy occurs when the egg develops outside of the womb, in the fallopian tube or in rare cases the egg attached to one of the ovaries or another organ in your abdomen. The symptoms include pain on either side of the of the abdomen with spotting and associated dizziness. Such pregnancy’s should be seen by a doctor at the earliest possible signs.
How it works
The morning after pill contains a high dose of the hormone oestrogen, the function of this hormone is to inhibit pregnancy in a number of ways:
- Altering the transport of sperm along the tubes.
- Delaying or inhibiting ovulation
- Ensuring that the lining of the womb becomes unreceptive to an egg.
At Conefrey’s we are experienced at administering the morning after pill and can provide advise and support to anyone who needs help.
Price – Only €25
- Supply of the tablet
- Supply of 2nd tablet if the patient gets sick