When sexual passion overtakes the need and necessity of protection, it is imperative that due care is taken post the moment passes.
And the best way to do so for a woman is to pop down a contraceptive pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
It is a different thing if you do not fear pregnancy but in case you wish to avoid the stress of unwanted pregnancy, here is the list of top contraceptive pills available in India. These have been compiled based on their popularity and sale volumes.
Remember: You need to have the pill within 72 hours of the intercourse for it to work though when taken within 24 hours its effectiveness is close to 95%, between 24-48 hours it reduces to 85% and if taken post that (between 49 to 72), it goes down to 58%.
1. I pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill
Available at all major pharmacy stores, I pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill is one of the most trusted contraceptive pills available in India.
The pill has been introduced in India by Piramal Healthcare. Each tablet contains 1.5 mg of Levonogestrel (Progestogen) and one pack contains only one tablet that needs to be taken with water.
It is recommended to be used by women in the age group between 25-45.
Avoid taking it more than twice in a 6 months period cycle and do not take it if you are allergic to Levonorgestrel. Long term use can cause serious menstrual problems.
2. Unwanted 72
Launched by Mankind Pharmaceuticals, Unwanted 72 comes in a single drug single dose option and it has to be had within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Since it is a hormonal based pill that does not include estrogen, you can avoid the stress of going through gastrointestinal upsets and nausea. One of the side effects noted is that of irregular bleeding post taking the pill.
3. Truston 2
Manufactured by V Care Pharma, Truston 2 comes in a pack of two with one pill to be consumed within 24 hours of engaging in sex and the other pill should be had after 12 hours of the first pill.
Make sure to have both the pills and within the mentioned time frame.
4. Nextime Emergency Contraceptive Pills
Manufactured by Paras Pharmaceuticals, Nextime contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel and the pill needs to be taken within 72 hours of the intercourse.
The most common side effects include breast tenderness, problems in menstrual flow, abdominal pain and fatigue.
In case you develop any skin allergies or experience chest pain or notice swelling of your facial region, please consult your doctor.
5. Pill 72
From the house of Cipla Limited, Pill 72 comes in a packet of 2 tablets where the first one has to be taken soon after copulation and the second one is to be taken 12 hours after the first pill.
In case you end up vomiting after the first pill, consult your doctor.
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6. Tpill 72
Manufactured by Bestochem Formulations (India) Ltd., the pill is formulated using 1.5mg of levonorgestrol.
Tpill needs to be had within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Remember to avoid the pill if you are allergic to levonorgestrol.
If you are opting for Preventol, you need to ensure that you pop in both the pills with a gap of 12 hours between each.
The first one needs to be consumed immediately post the intercourse. Each of the 0.75 mg pill of hormone levonorgestrol has to be had as taking only one pill will not serve the purpose.
Preventol is manufactured by Hill Life Care Ltd. Side effects of Preventol include the onset of period either before or after the cycle date.
Some women also observe tenderness of the breasts, dizziness, vomiting, headache and nausea though all of these are temporary.
8. No-will Pill
Manufactured by Zee Laboratories, No-will Pill contains a single pill which needs to be taken within 72 hours of the intercourse.
The pill works best when taken within 12 hours and to prevent vomiting, it is best if taken empty stomach.
Manufactured by Vardhman Life Care Pvt. Ltd., Clr-72 comes in a single pill pack and the pill has to be consumed within 72 hours of intercourse. The pill in not easily available in the market though.
Though oral contraceptive pills help prevent unwanted pregnancy, it is advisable to take due precaution before engaging in any sexual activity. Reliance on these pills has its own share of side effects hence use them cautiously.
Disclaimer: Please note that contraceptive pills have potential health risks and must be taken only under medical guidance.