Patient :I know this was a horrible idea. I got scared and took two large doses of birth control pills as an emergency contraceptive. 36 hours ago I took 10 birth control pills ( orsythia/lybrel) and another 10 pills 12 hours later. It has been 14 hours since I have taken the pills. My only issue is lack of appetite and extreme breast tenderness. is any medical attention needed and what other symptoms should I look for?
Thanks for the query.
It is indeed unfortunate that you have ended up in an overdose of the birth control pills. It can be dangerous.
Side effects of severe vaginal bleeding,cramps,altered liver enzymes, vomiting, headache, dizziness are possibilities. Kindly see a doctor immediately irrespective of the side effects. You will need a stomach wash and certain tablets for detoxification.
Kindly do not waste any more time and take someone to accompany you.
Hope this helped.
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