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Nordette Emergency Contracepcion Pills: Side Effects, Price, Where to Buy, How to Use the Morning After Contraceptive, Precaution and Storage
I am not a medical doctor nor an authority when it comes to medicine for contraception or birth control but recently, the widespread popularity of Nordette – Morning After Pill has reached my consciousness. For this reason, I was obliged to do a little research to see data that shows how to use it, the price range from which you can get it and where to buy the said med.
My first destination is to try to see which countries are talking and searching about it so I immediately headed on to Google Insights and I was surprised to find out that my country, the Philippines is actually 2nd to the most number of interested people searching about this wonder pill.
In an article written at the official website of Princeton on emergency contraception, you can see an actual picture of Nordette pill and how it appears and since I am very much for the RH Bill in the Philippines, I presumed that it is my duty to try to seek what’s up and happening around the world regarding birth control and reproductive health. For those interested, you can try to see a photo of the pill below which I took from the Google Image Search results.
Do note that this is clearly a prescription only drug so make sure you have the right papers before you try to buy it from local Philippine drug stores. Pricenton website say it “Take 4 light-orange pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and 4 more light-orange pills 12 hours later. Each dose contains 0.6 mg of levonorgestrel and 120 µg of ethinyl estradiol.“ as part of the guide on how to administer or use Nordette – Morning After Pill. Again, remember to consult with a licensed medical doctor or your gynecologist about this before any move to buy or use it for contraception / birth control.
For a complete guidance from contradictions, contra indications, dosage, side effects, overdose questions, how to identify the drug warnings, symptoms of overdosage, storage and where to keep it and patient information in taking this pill, please visit here. I have also listed a researched item from popularmanila.blogspot.com that describes what possible questions women usually throw at an article the blogger wrote. I have some of them listed below, rephrased.
Is Nordette available in Manila and how much can you buy it?
The Morning After Pill can now be bought in any of your nearest Mercury Drug brancheso ver the counter. Before and while searching today I found out that this is a prescription drug but many articles from the Philippines say that anyone can buy it which brings me to a confusion between the question that if it can be bought by anyone, does it mean there is no need for a prescription? On the other hand, if you ask how much it costs – the price is around Php 80.00 – Php 100.00 while some bloggers out there said that it is now available at Php 150.00.
Tip for those having problems on buying the pill:
Have someone accompany you, a close friend, your aunt, your mom and yes, if you are married, you can take your husband with you. On the other hand, if you are single and you want to take this pill, you can have your boyfriend buy it for you.
Simple Guide on How to Use Nordette:
Take the first pill immediately or as soon as possible within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sexual intercourse. The longer it takes you to drink it, the less effective it will be according to some research so I suggest that you take it no sooner than after having intercourse.
Pregnant women must not take Nordette anytime.
How many pills should I take?
Based from research taking this pill will have you following a table for Nordette.
- 1st Dose – Take within 120 hours of intercourse – 4 round pills
- 2nd Dose – Take 12 hours after 1st dose – 4 round pills
For additional instructions, medication and direction on how to administer it, please consult your gynecologist / professional and licensed physician.
What are the common side effects in taking Nordette?
Nausea. Extreme Nausea (pagsusuka, duwal), bloating (laki tyan parang kabagin), PIMPLEs (OMG Tigidig Galore!)
This article is just based from research. Anybody who uses and reads this should take full responsibility in using this which may be but not limited to side effects and wrong interpretation and administration of the pill.
This is not a substitute to a professional and licensed doctor’s prescription and consultation. Do consult with an authorized and duly licensed medical professional / gynecologist to know if you qualify to use it or before buying or taking this pill or any other drug.