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Last Updated: Feb 07, 2024

Side-effects of i-Pill Tablets - Every Woman Must Know!!

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Dr. Anju AhujaGynaecologist • 41 Years Exp.DGO, MBBS
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Though pregnancy is one of the most cherished phases in a woman’s life, there are times when it is not desired. This can be due to various reasons ranging from premarital sex to the couple not being ready yet. Whatever the reason, emergency contraceptive measures are available, and I-Pill has become synonymous with that.

Since its introduction, it is widely used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The easy availability (no prescription required) and low cost have added to its popularity. However, not many realize I pill has side-effects and the need to be aware of certain facts when using these contraceptive birth pills.

Side Effects of I Pill Tablets

Since birth control pill is effective to avoid unwanted pregnancy but there are some side effects of Birth Control Pills, which are given below:

  1. Contraceptive Pill does not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.
  2. I Pill is not to be used on a regular basis.
  3. If you are on long-term medication, please consult with the doctor before taking the I-pill.
  4. It has no long-term consequences. However, there could be some minor symptoms including breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, headache, and lower abdominal pain (pelvic area),
  5. The next menstrual cycle could be delayed by a couple of days due to the side effects of the birth control pill.
  6. There could also be spotting before the actual period starts.
  7. Women who are allergic to levonorgestrel should not take I-pill.
  8. Another side effect of this Birth control pill is that it can cause skin allergies and reduce libido.
  9. Using these contraceptive pills repeatedly, it can cause delayed and irregular menstruation
  10. I pill is ideal for use between the age of 25 and 45. Teenagers should not use it regularly. This needs to be made aware through sex education, as the prevalence of teenage sex and pregnancy is on the rise in India
  11. Repeated usage can cause ovarian damage and severe menstrual issues, so occasional use is the only recommended usage
  12. It is safe to take the pill during lactation. There is no effect on the quality of milk or any other adverse effect on the baby

After knowing all these negative effects of I pill or other contraceptive birth control pill, you should need to understand the right use of these medicines. This contraceptive pill acts as an emergency contraceptive pill, should be used between 24 to 72 hours after unprotected sex.  I pill is effective in 95% of the women when taking during this time frame.

This Contraceptive pill prevents pregnancy by stopping fertilization or preventing implantation of the fertilizing egg. I pill stops pregnancy; however, if you conceive before the pill it was taken, it will not have any effect. It is therefore not an abortion pill.

So, if you miss the period the next month, the test for pregnancy-Pill was introduced as an emergency contraceptive method, and not for regular contraceptive purpose. Its correct usage and avoiding complications is largely dependent on sex education which needs to start early and talk about other safe sex measures and avoid using these contraceptives pills due to its side effect on a regular basis. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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