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10 Microgynon 30 pills as emergency contraception

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I have taken 10 Microgynon 30 Pills last night as a form of emergency contraception. I found that the dose of each pill taken ten times is the same amount of levonorgestrel as Levonelle EC. After looking further on the web this morning, the recommendation is that YES you can use this brand as an EC but its best to take it as 4 pills at first then 4 more in 12 hours.

The symptoms on the manufacturers instructions are bleeding and nausea, I feel a bit sick but that's it. Overdose isn't serious/fatal according to the info so should I be ok? I have taken 10 pills in one go rather than 8 pills in two stints within 12 hours.

I'm planning to make an appointment with my GP to renew my prescription but also discuss having an implant.

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replied November 26th, 2012
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Watch out for development of any adverse effects due to taking the large dose of the hormonal contraceptive pills and report them to your treating doctor/gynecologist at the earliest/immediately. You should have considered reading the instructions first to know the recommended dosage for the emergency contraception or taken opinion from your doctor/healthcare provider. Continue to take the pills as instructed (one pill daily at scheduled time). Wait and watch for withdrawal bleeding. Discuss about alternate birth control options with your treating doctor/gynecologist and avoid unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. If getting switched to alternate birth control measures, use back-up protection during first 20-3 weeks (as you will not have effective protection during switchover). For further evaluation, clarification and assistance, visit your doctor/gynecologist.
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