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What is the active ingredient of the morning-after pill?

By Elena Izquierdo Trechera.
Last Update: 09/07/2018

The active ingredient of the post-coital pill is levonorgestrel. It is important to take it within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. It is available in pharmacies without prescription.

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 Elena Izquierdo Trechera
Elena Izquierdo Trechera
MD, MSc
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine by the Complutense University of Madrid. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction by the King Juan Carlos University and the IVI. Currently, she is the Medical Director of Clínica de Fertilidad Velázquez (Madrid, Spain).
License: 282866949
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine by the Complutense University of Madrid. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction by the King Juan Carlos University and the IVI. Currently, she is the Medical Director of Clínica de Fertilidad Velázquez (Madrid, Spain). License: 282866949.
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