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I had sex on the morning of Friday the 29th of April and went

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I had sex on the morning of Friday the 29th of April and went for the morning after pill at around 1pm on Sunday the 1st of May. However I was then sick at about 5/5.30 that afternoon. Would the morning after pill still have worked?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. Yes, the morning after pill would work as well in your situation. As with most pills, they are absorbed relatively quickly after swallowing the pills. People with normal stomach emptying will readily send the pills downstream from the stomach into the small intestine where absorption occurs within a hour or two of being swallowed. Therefore, when you vomited, there would not be any of the pills remaining in the stomach 4 - 4 and 1/2 hours later to be lost in the vomitus. If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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