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would this be effective contraception?

(8 Posts)
bigTillyMint Fri 18-Jul-08 14:46:03

My GP has prescribed me a strong version of the pill to postpone my period over our holiday as the last one was so gruesome.

Do you think it will also act as a contraceptive? - only taking it for 3 weeks

TheCrackFox Fri 18-Jul-08 15:34:43

No idea, but ask your pharmacist, they will definetly know.

Oh and have a nice holiday.

Sidge Fri 18-Jul-08 15:40:58

It won't necessarily act as a contraceptive.

bigTillyMint Sat 19-Jul-08 11:46:51

OK, thanks - maybe I was just being hopeful! I HATE condoms!

belgo Sat 19-Jul-08 11:48:01

It should say on the packet, or else the pharmacist will know as TCF says.

DaisySteiner Sat 19-Jul-08 11:48:44

If your periods are bad and you hate condoms why not ask the doctor about getting a 'proper' prescription of the pill?

cluelessnchaos Sat 19-Jul-08 11:49:35

probaly wont work for the first seven days but should be ok after that.

Seona1973 Sat 19-Jul-08 13:49:04

yes it will work as a contraceptive but as a pp said you would have to take other precautions for 7 days.

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