Frequently asked questions
How do emergency contraceptives work?
Emergency contraceptives work by blocking your ovaries from ovulating. If you do not release an egg during ovulation, you cannot get pregnant. Emergency contraception is not an abortion pill and will not work if you are already pregnant.
How often can I take emergency contraceptive pills?
Emergency contraceptive should not be used as regular birth control. Though there are no known health risks, regularly taking emergency contraceptives can result in increased side effects (like irregular bleeding).
If you find that you need emergency contraception more than 2 or 3 times per year, we recommend that you consider starting regular birth control which is much more effective (up to 99% effective when used as directed) compared to emergency contraception (ranges from 58%-94% effective).
How effective are emergency contraceptive pills?
Emergency contraceptives are about 58-94% effective at preventing pregnancy. The range is so large because when taken at the right time, emergency contraception is very effective. However, some women are unable to access the medication until it’s almost too late.
What does 24hs delivery mean?
It means that you will receive your emergency contraceptive within 24hs from the time you made the online request and completed payment. How it works:
1. You answer a few questions about your medical history, complete the request for an emergency contraceptive pill, and make payment.
2. Our licensed physician reviews your answers and issues you a prescription.
3. We prepare your emergency contraceptive and pack it in discreet packaging.
4. We send the package with a private courier. We will notify when the driver is on the way.
We will keep you updated so that you know when your pill is arriving.
Will I get side effects?
Most women will not have any side effects with emergency contraception. Sometimes, emergency contraception can cause spotting or irregular bleeding about one week before or after your regularly scheduled period. Other possible side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, breast soreness, or cramping for 1 to 2 days after taking emergency contraception. If you throw up within 2 hours of taking emergency contraception, then you may have lost the pill and you should consider taking another dose. Please contact us if you throw up your emergency contraception within 2 hours of taking it.
When should I take emergency contraceptive pills?
- If you have sex without a condom or if the condom breaks, slips, or falls off.
- If you have sex and have missed more than 2 days (48 hours) in a row of your combined hormonal contraceptives (pill, patch, or ring).
- If you have sex and are more than 3 hours late taking the progesterone only pill.