Emergency contraception should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. These are very effective (<3% failure rate) but should be taken only in the form of an emergency but not as a regular method of contraception


Take 4 tablets of combined oral contraceptives within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse followed by 4 more pills in 12 hours. Hence, in total you have to take 8 pills in 12 hours.

Side effects

· Nausea ( temporary, may last for a day or so);
· Vomiting? if within 1 hour after taking first or second dose of COCs, client may need to repeat the drug dose.

Where to get services

EC is available in all program and non program outlets, the oral pills is also available in all medical stores.