Emergency Oral Contraceptive Pills – Philippines

  posted by: Rio Dianne



Emergency Oral Contraceptive Pills PhilippinesEmergency oral contraceptive pills or otherwise known as ECP and morning after pills are used to prevent contraception after sexual intercourse.  This is considered as Plan B which works by giving your body a short, high, and burst of synthetic hormones that interrupt the hormone patterns necessary contraception to occur.  Morning after pill contraception is most effective in the first 24-48 hours after unsafe sex; however it can work for even up to 72 hours or several days.  One of the common brands of ECP is the Plan B One Step. Plan B should be taken as soon as possible and within 5 days of unprotected sex though the effectiveness is much lower.

Other Facts about Emergency Oral Contraceptive Pills

ECP is much less effective than other types of birth control pills. However, if a woman engages into unsafe intercourse, chances of getting pregnant are low by using emergency contraception. Once you’ve used ECP, you nest menstrual period will begin within 2-4 weeks. Missing your full, normal period within 4 weeks might indicate pregnancy has occurred.

Side effects are very rare with the use of morning after pills, but they can still happen though. Some of the side effects are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, and irregular bleeding. Professional medical care should be sought if the side effects don’t fade after two days.

On the other hand, an emergency contraceptive pill does not prevent an ectopic pregnancy or the pregnancy which occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus. Cases like this put your life in danger, that’s why it is required to seek medical attention to protect your health.

List of Brands of Emergency Oral Contraceptive Pills in the Philippines

One of the types of birth control pills used for EC combines both progestin and estrogen hormones. These pills lower the chances of contraception by 75 percent.

  • Femenal and Nordiol. Take two pills within 120 hours after unsafe sex and take two more pills after 12 hours.
  • Lady, Charlize, Nordette, Rigevidon 21+7, Trust Pills, and Seif. Take four pills within 120 hours of unprotected sex and take four more pills after 12 hours.

There you go; we hope that this article has helped you with your query about emergency pills. Good luck!


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78 Responses

Francheska Says:June 2nd, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Hi po. I took 4 trust pills, 96hours after unprotected sex tapos magtetake po uli ako ng 4 pills after 12hours. Ano po gagawin ko sa remaining pills? Thanksb

Jay Says:March 3rd, 2017 at 5:58 am

Is this still active? because I took 1 trust pill at 9AM and mistook to read that I should drink 2 pills on the first dosage so I drank again at 2:15PM. So I have read this article right now and I plan to drink 2 more pills this 9PM and after 12 hrs I will take 4 pills at the same time at 9AM. Will it still work? I need your reply ASAP

Joan Says:September 2nd, 2015 at 10:09 pm

HI i would like to ask your opinion/suggestion. We had unprotected sex a day before I’m supposed to have my period. I’ve been regular for the past 3 months (though I got my period a few days earlier than expected last month) but now i’m 3 days delayed. Should I take Nordette as ECP now just to be sure?

maqui Says:June 12th, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Hi good afternoon I would like to ask if it’s safe to give my breastmilk if I took 4 pill of nordette last night (11:35pm) and nxt 4 this morning. We had sex last June 10 btw my baby is just 3months old , thank you. God bless♥

Aa Says:May 15th, 2015 at 3:07 am

Hi….nalove make kame ng bf ko nung May13,2015 exactly 2am…accident na nagcum sya inside me…once lang nman..irregular periud ko..like pararang 2months na ako di dinadatnan tapos nagsex kame…worried ako..may chance ba na mabuntis ako kahit verry irregular periud ko at once lang sya ngcum?? Di na available nordette..phase out na…ok ba ang trust pill gamitin ko? Pano po yun e sabi sa mga nabasa ko dapat start ko sya pag ngkamens na po ako??? Plsss pls help me po…thanks a lot guys..

Lomar Says:May 14th, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Hello, I just want to re-open this thread. Effective po ba yung Trust Pills? and sure po na 4 pills sabay-sabay? What pills do i have to take. The brown tablet or the lighter tablet?? PLEASE ANSWER. IT’S BEEN 2 DAYS SINCE WE HAVE INTERCOURSE

Anne Says:May 14th, 2015 at 3:23 am

I took trust pills as morning pills. I took 4 12hrs after i had unprotected sex then i took the next 4 after 24hrs. Will be the effect still the same or not?

Rhodora Molina Torralba Says:April 26th, 2015 at 3:15 am

Ms rio dianne yung itetake po ba sa lady trust beige lahat? Hindi itetake yung white tabs? Thank u po sa prompt reply :)

Rhodora Molina Torralba Says:April 25th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Ms rio dianne yung itetake po ba sa lady trust beige lahat? Hindi itetake yung white tabs? Thank u po sa prompt reply :)

net Says:January 7th, 2013 at 7:58 am

I took 4 pills (nordette) after 24 hours of unprotected sex. Then took another 4 after 12 hours then 4 again after another 12 then another 4. Total of 16 pills. Would it reduce the effectivity of the morning after?

Jen Says:November 14th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Hi! I just want to ask the brand TRUST PILL is really for after unprotectd sex? Because I saw some webite these pills are for before the sex but not after. Please let me now… thanks

Buy the way, I’m taking Trust pill (Ethyl Estradiol 30mcg, Levenorgestrel 125mcg)

Camz Says:May 19th, 2012 at 12:44 am

My bf and I had unprotected sex and accidentally came inside me and it was my 14th day. I took 4 pills of Nordette 9 hours after and took 4 again after 12 hours. What should I do now?

prettypls Says:April 16th, 2012 at 8:28 am

We had unprotected sex last March 15, pero I had my period last March 10. Even though medyo low yung chance na mabuntis ako I’ve tried Nordette. Namili kami ng bf ko sa Watsons. After nun mga March 16 I took 4pills then another 4pills after the next 12hours. Nakaramdam naman ako ng SE pero dahil napa-paranoid lang ako.

March 22, exactly 7 days after ko inumin yung Nordette. Nagkaroon ulit ako, akala ko nga nung una discharge lang or something pero pagpunta ko ng cr tsaka kasi nagkaroon lang ako nung Maarch10. Meron na nga ako pero yung medyo dark red na somewhat blackish yung color nung mens ko. Mga 3-4 days ata naglast yung period ko. So sabi ng bf ko effective daw kasi ganun ung result.

Ang question ko lang po, anung susundin kong date ng menstruation ko? YUng March 10 or March 22. Up to now wala pa rin ako. Ayun, siguro nga effective talaga basta sundin lang yung instructions.

prettypls Says:April 16th, 2012 at 8:21 am

Effective naman po ata to.

myke Says:April 14th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hi..Need fast answers. I’m 5 days delayed. I’m getting crazy about since I always have regular periods and i have unsafe sex with my boyfriend. I don’t want to get pregnant now. Can I still ECP? Will I get my menstruation? And is ECP available over-the-counter even without prescription? Thank you.

Jill L. Says:April 9th, 2012 at 9:16 am

Hi Ms. Rio! My bf and i had unprotected sex around 11am today April 9,2012 and he came inside me. According to safe period calculator its my safe day today until April 11 but as i have read in a few articles, sperms can live up to 3 – 5 days inside our body. Just to be sure, can i take Nordette too? And can it kill the sperm inside me? Among those you’ve mentioned above, which one is the most effective and widely used? I need you help. Thanks!

Rio Says:April 8th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Hi Ella, Yes it works but not 100% effective, if followed correctly it will reduce the risk of getting pregnant by up to 75-90%. To further decrease the chance of getting pregnant, your boyfriend should also use the withdrawal method.

ella Says:April 6th, 2012 at 4:33 am

hi Rio Dianne,,,me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex last 12:30am 2012 and i took 1 tablet of levonorgestrel after 15 hours of unprotected sex and im planing of taking another pill after 12 hours,,,would it be an assurance that i would not get pregnant, please i need help asap, tankz.

JoG Says:January 14th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

This is my situation. I will be with my girl for 7days. 7 days only. (The next time i will be with her is 6 months after). I’m planning to use ecp within this period of 7 days. (Taking regular pill is not an option for her).
1. Could i use ecp within this 7-day period?
2. If yes, could you please give directions, say, we do it 6am, take (4?)pills by 6:30am, then take again (4?)pills after 12hrs(6:30pm), then when are the next pills taken..? I mean what time for the next 6 days..

Thank you.

J Says:December 19th, 2011 at 6:10 am

oops, nevermind, its in the article haha

J Says:December 19th, 2011 at 5:57 am

when do you expect your period after taking these pills? about 28 days? Thanks!

kkkk17 Says:December 9th, 2011 at 8:21 am

hi..i hope you could help me. my last period was nov8 and my last contact with my bf was dec6. i took the pt and it’s positive. can i still use the ecp? please if anyone can help me, i am really worried. me and my boyfriend. please help us

ashley Says:December 5th, 2011 at 2:42 am

Hi there! i just want to ask.. i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend by 3pm of Nov.26 but i took Emergency Contraceptive pill specifically the Lady brand 4pills after 2 days (nov28 by 4pm) then i took 4 more pills 2 hours earlier from the suggested 12 hours (Nov29 by 2:30am)..then i took 2 pills after 12hours more. will it have an effect on me? somebody Please answer me. Thanks for the reply.

Ana Says:November 4th, 2011 at 11:19 am

Hi.. I need some advice… i took 1 pill 5 hours after sex (Yesterday). and took another pill after 24 hours(today)… do i need to take 4 pills at once and then 4 pills after 12 hours? or just take 2 pills and after 12 hours take another 4 pills…


angie Says:November 4th, 2011 at 5:27 am

san ako pwede makabili ng trust pills near quezon city?
pls reply :)

angie Says:November 4th, 2011 at 5:25 am

where can i buy trust pills w/o prescription in the philippines?

rich Says:October 22nd, 2011 at 4:46 am

so I have to take 4 pills within 120 hours and take another 4 pills after 12 hours.Does that mean that I have to take 4 pills at a time after 12 hours or is it 4 pills WITHIN 12 hours after?by the way is it safe to use it even If you have a period because we did it during my period and he cum inside me…help please…;(

loverboy Says:October 5th, 2011 at 6:12 am

does this really work? can i have any assurance please, like any personal experience out there that can affirm that taking 4 Trust pills and another 4 Trust pills after 12 hours is really effective? please? thanks :)

Josephine Says:October 3rd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

hi im going crazy waiting my period.. My last period was sept 7 to sept 11. i had unprotected sex by sept 21 in 12 midnight, he come inside of me and found out im fertile that time.then i took nordette which i read some site that it can be used as emergency pills i took 4 tablets which i started at day 1,2,3,4 by 11pm of sept 22, then sept 23 i forgot to take nordette after 12 hrs..and then i read some blogs logynon is also effective i took 4 tablets by that day at 1pm and then i took another 4 tablets by 1 am in sept 24 and then i took nordette 4 tablets by 1pm still sept 24,but this time i started in d last 4 tablets of the banig, i mean i started day 18,19,20,21. and then after i took another 4 tablets of nordette by 1 am of sept 25 which i started day 14,15,16,17.. inshort i totally took 12 tablets of nordette and 8 tablets of Logynon.. now its already october 4 and i still dont have period and according to some blogs your period will come one week earlier..but now i stil dont have my period.. please help me…please email me at joefelbernadez@yahoo.com

Josephine Says:October 3rd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

hi i need help,i’m going crazy waiting for my period..i had unprotected sex last Sept 21 in 12 midnight,and he come inside of me..,i found out im fertile that time my period started last sept 7 until sept 11 i think.. and then after i read some blogs and some site i took nordette sept 22 at 11pm and then after that sept 23 i forgot to take 4 pills again after 12 hours then i read some site that logynon is also effective then i took it 1pm that day sept 23 4 pills..,and then i took it again by 1am in d morning of sept 24 and then afterwards i took another 4 pills in 1pm but i took nordette this time and i took the last 4 tablets of the banig instead of day 5,6,7,8 i started it again by 18,19,20,21 of the pills.. and then i took again 1am in sept 25 4 tablets again day 14,15,16,17 of nordette..totally i took 12 tablets of nordette and 8 tablets of logynon. it’s already october 4 now i still dont have my period.,according some site and blogs your period will come a week before..so just wonder why i still dont have..please help me.. :((

lyn Says:September 29th, 2011 at 4:46 am

Hi rio dianne…

can I ask something about the 4 pills?
I had sex with my boyfriend hours ago and he had a bit of clumsiness… i bought trust pill and took 1 pill by 4pm and after I found out trust pill is used as a ECP I again took 3 pills 7:45pm
will this effect my dosage after 12 hours?

patricia Says:September 25th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

HI Please help me how to be same by doing sex.. my last period finish on sept.19 but it just a spotting. I would like to ask wat are the procedure that i will do, if i doing sex on sept.30,oct 1 and 2? do i need to drink pills? i dont want to get pregnant. i just want that im safe. THanks

girl Says:September 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 am

I need your help.
delayed ang menstruation ko. supposed to be, september 9 ako magkakaroon pero wala. i took three pregnancy tests and all the results were negative. on september 10, my boyfriend and I decided to buy trust pills for me to take. I started taking 2 pills a day on september 10 then yesterday (september 22) we had an intercourse. he used a condom but it was broken and so the yung sperm na nilabas nya pumasok sakin. it was an accident. we didn’t know that the condom will break. that’s why this morning, i took 4 trust pills as emergency contraception. do you think i’m safe?
please. we’re both worried.
and can you please suggest a better condom that’s not easy to break?
thank you.

mark Says:September 22nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

no one is answering me huhuhu

mark Says:September 22nd, 2011 at 6:17 pm

one more thing will it still be ok if i take the pill two days after the intercourse?besides it says here that you must use the pill within 120 hours after the intercourse??pls help me denz…

mark Says:September 22nd, 2011 at 6:00 pm

i need a fast answer pls….i have bought a trust pill tablet oral contraceptive…but i dont know if this is the one that you should use in emergency contraceptive…..how will i know if this is the right brand i need an answer asap pls…..

Lorie Says:September 19th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Hi!!. I just want to ask.. Im alresdy using trust pills and then i forgot to take it before we made love, and i take it after..then i continue taking my pills everynight.. Is there a possibility i get preggy??

Abby Says:August 17th, 2011 at 12:19 am

Hi! I took 4 tablets of Nordette within 24 hours of intercourse, however I took the other 4 more tablets 24 hours after that. Is that okay? because it says that you need to take it 12 hours after the first 4 tablets.. thanks!

louise Says:August 13th, 2011 at 8:42 am

hi again! is there any way that i could do to prevent pregnancy?

Denz Says:August 12th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

@ Louise

Hi, that will not work

louise Says:August 12th, 2011 at 10:18 am

hi! i had unprotected sex then i took trust pills just after the sex. but i only took 2 pills then after 12 hours i only took 1 pill. is that ok? one more thing, two days after, i still engaged with an unprotected sex, so i took another 2 pills after then took another 2 pills after 12 hours. please reply… im bothered!

kelly Says:August 5th, 2011 at 9:24 am

hello denz thanks so much for the reply. i really i really appreciate it. i often visit this site. when my menstruation comes ill tell u all guys. :)))))))))))))) hopefully soon. thank u sissy. ill keep u posted:))

Denz Says:August 5th, 2011 at 12:07 am


Hi Mariz, Timing is important to how well emergency birth control works. 12 hours is the optimal timing for the 2nd dose. That might just increase the chance of getting pregnant a little bit more. That will still be effective though, so don’t worry.

Denz Says:August 5th, 2011 at 12:02 am


Hi Jan, that would be enough. Its still effective. You can just keep the remaining trust pill for future use.

Denz Says:August 4th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

@ Kelly,

Hi Kelly, Yes it works but not 100% effective, if followed correctly it will reduce the risk of getting pregnant by up to almost 90%. So you’re just in bad luck if you fall into 10%. Timing is important to how well emergency birth control works. It is equally effective whether initiated early or late within the 72-hour window. However, consider the timing of the 2nd dose when administering the first. For instance, a 1st dose at 4 in the morning will mean a 2nd dose at 4 in the afternoon. That is the optimal timing. In your case that might increase the chance of getting pregnant from 10% to a little bit more.

mariz Says:August 4th, 2011 at 3:58 am

hi.. me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex 11am last july 31. I took 4 seif pills at 9:30pm of that same day. then I took the next 4 pills 11:30am the next day. I exceeded the 12hours, i took the next four pills after 14 hours. will that be ok? please help.

jan Says:August 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 am

what will i do? i did took 4 trust pills after 24 hours of unprotected sex and another 4 pills after 12 hours of initial dose.. what will i do with the remaining trust pills? can i still take it? pls help me…. plssssss

kelly Says:August 2nd, 2011 at 9:10 am

hi denz, i took 4 trust pills 5 hours before our unprotected sex then 4 more after 4 hours. is this really effective? i have an iregular menstruation so i gues the calendar method doesnt work for me. does taking this pills realy work for you? please answer im really nervous and afraid ofgetting pregnant pls help. thanks so much

andee Says:July 18th, 2011 at 10:48 am

Hi, I took nordette as followed but a day after I took it, I have unprotected sex again. Should I take nordette again or not, if so in what dosage. Should I take another 8 tablets?

rose Says:July 15th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

hi, i have had my regular period last july 8, and i wasn’t able to start using an oral contraceptivein preparation for my husbands arrival on the next 2days. I’m afraid that if I start only now, the pills may not take effect cause i know that anytime next week is my ovulation days.. can I start using emergency pills now? shall i take 4 pills now? and then take it regularly there after? pls. reply soon thank u

Denz Says:July 13th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

@marie…… Yes, you just have to wait and you can sleep in peace because there will be less chance of getting pregnant. No need to take another dose.

marie Says:July 13th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

hi! after the 2nd dose you just have to wait ? can i drink another dose just to be sure? or there will be side effects?

betty Says:June 30th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

where can i buy this SAVING drugs?? is it available in mercury drug stores?

Lav Says:June 27th, 2011 at 9:02 am

How do i use Yaz as ec?

kris Says:June 25th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

hi Rio Dianne, my problem is that my husband is coming home soon, but my menstruation was delayed for 2 weeks now, what i will do… what can you advice? Help pls….

gea Says:June 24th, 2011 at 7:36 am

hi. i took 4 pills of nordette after 10hrs of unprotected sex. however, i have a problem, i didn’t took the 4 pills according to the arrangement in the “banig”, like sat first then sun,mon,tue. i just put sat,sun,mon and tue on my hand and then took it one by one without considering which one is sat, etc. is it still effective if i took it this way? help pls…

sam Says:June 20th, 2011 at 4:33 am

hi. i whad my perod from June 2 – June 8. I stopped taking my pills right after menstruation which was June 9. I was clean for 4 days which was June 9-12 then bled again from June 13-16. My nursing friends told me it was mens. My boyfriend and I had sex last 18th and 19th, which we were told that it was after the extra bleeding (also considered as mens). Is it advisable taking EC?, please reply.

day Says:June 12th, 2011 at 9:16 am

im 5weeks pregnant i dont want to pregnant again..its too late to use something..what the best thing to do..i have 3kids and ten months baby.thank you..

ana Says:June 10th, 2011 at 12:03 am

what if i continued taking the pills regularly (once a day) after what was only indicated (4 within 120 hours, then another 4 after 12 hours)? should i stop or is it ok if i just finish the rest of the pills?

ching Says:June 5th, 2011 at 6:51 am

i took 4 trust pills after 15 hours of intercourse…is this really effective??

paul Says:June 4th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

“Lady, Charlize, Nordette, Rigevidon 21+7, Trust Pills, and Seif. Take four pills within 120 hours of unprotected sex and take four more pills after 12 hours.”

But what if it’s more than 12 hours? Like say, missing it an hour or two but still taking the dosage? Would it work?

alexxx Says:June 3rd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

hi, is nordette pills available in any mercury drug branch and is it needed to have prescription to buy it? Im getting depressed, i had intercourse last 3 days, would it be still effective if i’ll take it cause im planning to buy. It’s my first ever experience and it was unprotected sex. i don’t want to have unplanned pregnancy. Thanks in advance.

Denz Says:June 3rd, 2011 at 2:04 am

No, it wouldn’t be okay if you took only 2 trust pills

lisa Says:June 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I only took 2 trust pills, will that be okay?

hayley Says:May 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

tnx Rio for the help i hope it work…

Rio Dianne Says:May 25th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

@hayley….. That’s all you have to do hayley. you don’t have to take the 20 pills left. Just hide it in the cabinet for future use.

hayley Says:May 25th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

hi i took four pills of Lady and took four more pills after 12 hours. what will i do with the 20 pills? shall i take it 4 more pills every 12 hours or shall i dispose it? please i need help tnx!

Denz Says:May 25th, 2011 at 7:11 am

Hi, those pills are only effective if used within 72 hours. In your case you’ve reached 168 hours, so i think drinking those pills will be useless. You can purchase it at mercury drugs.

angela Says:May 25th, 2011 at 1:28 am

hello! it’s been 7 days since we had an unprotected sex, but he used withdrawal method but it’s just an accident occured while using it. is drinking now still possible to prevent pregnancy? and where can i buy it? im having a symptom right now, the darkening of areolas, its been bothering me.

miren Says:April 29th, 2011 at 4:47 am

help! How do i use the trust pill? Do i just discard the unused pills?

Nikki Says:April 14th, 2011 at 4:25 am

Hi! Where can I buy this kind of medicine? Is this available at any drugstores? Like local drugstores? Thanks! :)

Charm Says:March 28th, 2011 at 6:56 am

I took 2 orange pills of Nordette this after noon, less than 48 hours after unprotected sex. Can I take 4 orange pills for the next set, after 12 hours after my last?

Rio Dianne Says:March 24th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Hi Anne, you have to take the pills as soon as possible after your unprotected sex. For instance, if you had unprotected sex with your boyfriend at 11am then immediately take pills within 120 hours. Let’s say you quickly took 4 pieces of nordette pills at 11:30AM of that day, then you should take the next set of pills (4 pcs of nordette) again at 11:30PM of that day again. That’s all anne, it may reduce the risk of becoming pregnant by up to 89%. (less chance of getting pregnant).

anne Says:March 24th, 2011 at 8:30 am

i didnt get it. 4 pills within 5 days? and then what? 4 pills after 12 hours. should i take it simultaneously? help!

marlinne Says:December 21st, 2010 at 11:29 pm

What pills do you recommended for less than 28 monthly cycle? im 32 years old.thanks

ian Says:December 17th, 2010 at 11:43 am

shoot i need to have right away..darn it …

gurl_eytiin Says:December 6th, 2010 at 8:54 am

After that, how will you know its succesful?will there be withdrawal bleeding or wat?

Jet Says:September 4th, 2010 at 1:27 am

i love you na Rio Dianne! which one is most available? where can i get one?

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