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I'm from Singapore. I had unprotected sex last night and had 6 tablets of yasmin

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Hi I'm from Singapore.
I had unprotected sex last night and had 6 tablets of yasmin after that... is it effective as morning after pills? How many tablet do I have to today?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
Some pills, but not all can be used as emergency contraception. Yasmin is not one of them. The pills that can be used contain levonorgestrel as the progesterone. If this is all you have, you should take 5 more pills 12 hours after the first dose. A single dose is not effective.The effectiveness of Yasmin as EC is not known.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response.
Yasmin is all I have.
Do you think it's better to have taking 5 pills? I understood the effect is less than other pills, but I was wondering if it has some effect...if it's yes I'll take them.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
Yes Take 5 more as long as its within 12 hours. It likely works just as well as other pills.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you again!
I took 6 pills midnight(12pm). When do I need to take more 5 pills? Before 12am or after12am?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
Noon12 hours later
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
I will.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
Good luck. Thanks for coming to JA Please consider a positive rating.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Of course I'll give it.
Sorry, one more question...
I want to take yasmin regularly if the contraception succeeds.
In that case, when do I have to start taking pills?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
You wait until you get a period. Do a pregnancy test to be sure it is negative. Then start the pills that same day.