January 5, 2016

Emergency Contraceptive Pill

If you are in need of the ECP (Emergency Contraceptive Pill) in Christchurch then pop in and see one of our Pharmacists today. We understand that unprotected sex happens, condoms break, or you get caught up in the moment and are here to help. Your risk of pregnancy can be reduced by taking this small single dose pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

What is the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)?

It is a small single dose tablet you can take within 72 hours of having unprotected sex (three days). You can buy it over the counter without a prescription from one of our pharmacists. It is more effective the sooner you take it. It has a success rate of 98% for women of average weight (under 70kgs) when taken within four days of unprotected sex.

How does it work?

It stops or delays the release of an egg from your ovaries until the guy’s sperm aren’t active in your body any more. It prevents the sperm from fertilising an egg by changing the way the sperm moves in your body.

How do I take it?

With food and a big glass of water withing 4 days of unprotected sex, the sooner the better.

The process: 3 Easy Steps.

1. Come into The Sydenham Pharmacy in the Colombo mall. Walk up to the counter as ask to speak to a pharmacist about the ECP.
2. A pharmacist will get you to small in a small questionaire for their records, which will be kept private.
3. From there they will dispense your pill and give you instructions for use.

Come in an see one of our friendly pharmacists today.