Where Can I Buy The Morning After Pill

Emergency contraception is available in-store in Fiona Roche Pharmacy. Our friendly pharmacists will go through a quick few questions to make sure the morning after pill is suitable for your needs and current health.
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What Is The Morning After Pill

A form of emergency contraception, the morning after pill can be used to prevent pregnancy if you have had unprotected sex or if you think your contraception has not worked. The morning after pill contains a progesterone hormone, which either stops ovulation, fertilisation or implantation of an already fertilised egg. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy completely and is not an abortion.

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How Effective Is The Morning After Pill

The sooner you take the pill, the more effective it will be.
The morning after pill will prevent:
   Up to 95% of pregnancies if taken within 24 hours
   Up to 85% of pregnancies if taken between 25-48 hours
   Up to 58% of pregnancies if taken between 49-72 hours
To work the morning after pill must be taken within three days of unprotected sex.
The morning after pill will not work if you:
   Take the pills more than 72 hours after unprotected sex
   Don't follow guidelines on how to take them
   Vomit within three hours of taking the pill
   Have unprotected sex after taking them
The morning after pill does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections.
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Does The Morning After Pill Have Side Effects?

The morning after pill does not have any serious side effects.

Some women may feel dizzy or tired.

Your may get headaches, breast tenderness, diarrhoea or lower abdominal (tummy) pain.

Any symptoms you experience should get better within a few days.

Your next period may be disrupted - if you have severe lower abdominal pain, please see a doctor.

If you vomit within three hours of taking the pill, please come back and see us - you may need to take more.

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