I Pill is an emergency contraception pill that helps women avoid an unwanted pregnancy. It contains the hormone progestin, which helps stimulate the menstrual cycle. This tablet is used by women who suspect that their regular birth control has failed (for example, if the condom broke during intercourse).
While it is an emergency contraceptive pill, it is also prescribed as long term contraception too. When used as one, this pill is taken orally for a slow-release action. If you plan to take this pill for long-term use, you should speak to your doctor to ensure it is safe for you. In order to ensure you can correctly use it as emergency contraception, you must take it within 72 hours of intercourse.
This pill affects your menstrual cycle and causes a few side effects like nausea, menstrual flow, lightheadedness, fatigue, diarrhoea, and pain in the abdomen. i-Pill Tablet can also cause a range of severe side effects that include difficulty breathing, blood spotting, swollen face, chest pain and a missed period. In case you suffer from any of these, you must consult your doctor immediately.
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, diabetic, allergic to the ingredients used in this medication, or prone to having ectopic pregnancies, do not take this medication. If you are under 18 years of age, it’s best to consult your doctor on what you can do to prevent pregnancies.
The most common use of this medication is:
How long is the duration of effect?
It remains active in your body for 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
It has a quick onset. Your body absorbs it quite fast and the peak level of activity associated with this pill occurs within 1.5 – 2.5 hours.
Is it habit forming?
I Pill is not an addictive pill.
Is It safe with alcohol?
It is safe to take with alcohol. However, you should try to avoid taking it when you are drinking. This is because alcohol may cause this pill to affect your central nervous system.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
It is designed to stop pregnancy, therefore, if you are pregnant, you should not take this pill. Moreover, if you are planning to get pregnant, you do not need to take this pill.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breastfeeding women can take i-Pill Tablet, however they should discuss doing so with their doctor first, just to rule out any complications.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As some of the side effects include fatigue and dizziness, you should avoid driving after taking this pill.
Does this affect kidney function?
It is reported to be unsafe for patients who suffer from kidney problems. High doses can cause fluid retention, edema, and chronic kidney disease. You should consult with your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?
It is reported to be unsafe for patients who suffer from liver problems. Patients with liver tumours and liver disease should not take this pill as it can worsen the symptoms of liver failure. If you develop jaundice, you should stop taking this pill.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as i-Pill Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
if you miss a dose, you may not be able to stop the unwanted pregnancy from occurring. Therefore, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you suspect that you have taken too much of this pill, contact your doctor immediately.
This tablet is a nortestosterone derivative and is a potent inhibitor of ovulation. This medicine also prevents fertilization of the egg and reduces the secretion of hormones like follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. It also prevents sperm from fertilizing an egg you may have already released.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver tumor – patients with liver tumors should not take I-pill tab as it can worsen the symptoms. Intracranial hypertension – patients who have had a history of high pressure around the brain should avoid taking this pill. Similarly, patients who report frequent headaches should also avoid it. Liver disease – patients who suffer from liver disease should not take I pill. Fluid retention and edema – patients who take high doses of I Pill tab can suffer from fluid retention and edema. Moreover, patients with a history of chronic kidney disease should avoid taking this pill. Retinal thrombosis – It can lead to blockages in the blood vessels that can impair vision. If you have any pre-existing problems related to vision or eye health, consult with your doctor before taking the pill.
Interaction with Alcohol
The effects of I Pill may cause problems with the central nervous system if you take this pill with alcohol. It is recommended that you avoid taking the pill while drinking.
Interaction with Food
This pill does not have negative interactions with food.
Interaction with Medicine
Avoid taking medicine if you are on Phenytoin, Bosentan, Amprenavir, Tranexamic acid, Griseofulvin, and Carbamazepine.
Ques: When i-Pill Tablet should be taken?
Ques: Is I Pill safe to use?
Ques: How can i use i-Pill Tablet to avoid pregnancy?
- Avoid pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex.
- Reduces or stop the short-term change of menopause.
- Hormonal contraceptive and other conditions.
Ques: Do periods occur after taking i-Pill Tablet?
Ques: Can I take I Pill Tab after 72 hours?
Ques: What are the Side Effects of I Pill Medicine?
Ques: How does I Pill stay in your system?
Ques: Can I Pill be taken after 48 hours?
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