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I took the nextchioce two step and I took the first pill about 11hrs later and then took the second pill 5 hrs. Later than the recommended 12hr. timeframe is that okay? Is it still effective ?

By Anonymous March 21, 2012 - 4:08am
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I had protected sex with my boyfriend and the condom broke so to be safe we decided to Take a emergency contraceptive

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Hi Anon,

  • Welcome to EmpowHER.  According to NextChoice, The first one should be taken within
    72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex, sexual attack, or a known or suspected contraceptive failure, and a study shows a greater effect when taken sooner1
  • The second one should be taken 12 hours after the first tablet is taken. You might want to wait until your period is due and take a pregnancy test or see your doctor.



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