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ask: How does Famila 28 work?

By superwoman
 
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first off, is there a difference between 'famila 28' and 'famila 28 f'?

How is it used? I researched so much but couldnt find.
Some women say you take 4 tabs after sex and then 4 more tabs after 12 hours.
While some women say they take them regularly?
While some say they started their dose during their period? WTF? I mean, why does period come here?
Isnt it supposed to be an emergency contraceptive pill that is to be taken only after sex? Why take it regularly then? And how is it related to period?

Please tell me how this pill works!

My understanding is that its an ecp that I should take 4 tabs of after sex and 4 tabs 12 hours later. I dont want it to affect my period.

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello superwoman,

I am not familiar with either Famila 28 or Famila 28 f. The following information is from the website, www.baqaians.com.

"Famila 28 is a progestin-estrogen combined oral contraceptive that can also be used for emergency contraception. It is available in Pakistan and Peru.
You take 4 pills within 120 hour after unprotected sex and 4 more pills 12 hour later. Each dose contains 0.6mg levonorgestrel and 120 mg of ethinyl estradiol."

Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Any further questions should be addressed with your physician or a pharmacist in your area.

Regards,
Maryann

January 3, 2014 - 5:52pm
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