Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Sirf EK Tablet


Uses of Sirf EK Tablet

Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet is used in contraception
It provides a safe and effective way to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Side effects of Sirf EK Tablet


Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.


How to use Sirf EK Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sirf EK Tablet works

Sirf ek 1.5mg tablet is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, or preventing fertilization (union) of the egg by sperm. It may also alter the lining of the uterus (womb) to stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

In Depth Information on Sirf EK Tablet

Expert advice for Sirf EK Tablet

  • Sirf ek is a single tablet; you only have to take 1 dose for it to work.
  • Take as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours and not later than 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
  • Notify your doctor if you vomit within 2 hours of taking Sirf ek.
  • Sirf ek is not as effective as regular methods of contraception and should be used only as an emergency measure.
  • Take a pregnancy test about a week after you take Sirf ek as there is a 5-10% chance that it may not have worked.
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Special precautions for Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet
Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Nonhormonal contraceptives is preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
It is not known whether Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet alters the abil
ity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Sirf EK
1.5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Sirf EK
1.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sirf EK 1.5mg Tablet

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Q. How effective is Sirf ek?
The sooner you take Sirf ek, the more effective it is. Sirf ek significantly reduces your chances of becoming pregnant if used within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
Q. Is a pregnancy test required after taking Sirf ek?
Although Sirf ek significantly reduces your chances of pregnancy, if your periods are delayed by more than a week, a pregnancy test is recommended. However, if you decide on continuing the pregnancy, you may do so as Sirf ek does not work if pregnancy has already been established. Sirf ek does not cause harm to the foetus.
Q. Can Sirf ek be taken for regular birth control?
No. Sirf ek is not indicated for regular birth control. It is used only as an emergency measure after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
Q. How often can I use Sirf ek?
Sirf ek can be taken more than once in a month but it is advised only for emergency contraception. Keep using regular contraception like condoms, regular birth control pills, IUDs etc. for avoiding unwanted pregnancy.
Q. Can Sirf ek protect against Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) and HIV / AIDS?
No. Sirf ek does not offer any protection from HIV / AIDS or other Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs). You can use condoms to protect yourself from STDs and HIV / AIDS.
Q. What is the difference between 'emergency contraceptive pill' and 'abortion pill'?
Pregnancy starts once the fertilized egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus (womb). Abortion pills contain medicine, which hinders the development of a pregnancy after it has occurred and also alters the character of the womb lining in a way that the fertilized egg gets detached, hence causing abortion. On the other hand, emergency contraceptive pills like Sirf ek contain female hormones which delay the release of egg or prevent movement of sperm towards the egg. This prevents fertilization and hence pregnancy. Sirf ek does not have any effect on a fertilized egg and hence does not cause abortion.
Q. Is Sirf ek effective if frequent acts of intercourse have occurred in a short duration of time?
Yes. Sirf ek is effective if you have had several acts of intercourse in a short span of time. However, it is important that these acts have occurred within 72 hours before taking Sirf ek. Also, since there is a chance of unintended pregnancy after frequent acts of unprotected sex in the same cycle, it is advisable to use a barrier contraceptive method (e.g. condom) until the next period even after using Sirf ek.

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