How many times can you take the morning after pill?

The morning after pill is designed for occasional use, so if you need it regularly other forms of contraception might be more suitable for you.


The morning after pill is an emergency contraceptive. This means it is designed to be used on a one-off basis when you have forgotten to use other forms of birth control or your contraceptives failed (i.e. a torn condom). Due to its high hormone content, it’s not something you should be taking regularly; so, if you are planning to use it as your default contraceptive while engaging in regular intercourse, you might want to rethink your strategy.


How much is too much?

Experts recommend that if you use the morning after pill more than two or three times per month, then you should talk to your doctor about some other form of birth control. Regular use is simply not recommended for this drug, and you will need to look into alternatives if you want to safely lower your risk of pregnancy. 

Order safe and effective birth control

Product Img
Chateal from $299.00
Product Img
Junel FE from $45.00
Product Img
Microgestin FE 1/20 from $108.00
Product Img
Portia from $58.00
View all treatments

Is regularly taking the morning after pill dangerous?

There is not yet sufficient research into the long-term use of the morning after pill. Clinical trials have only assessed occasional use of the morning after pill, not regular use. From what we know about this pill, it doesn’t produce any dangerous side effects when used as intended. However, the risks of long-term, regular use have not been adequately assessed, so there may be serious side effects that we don’t yet know about. Such dramatic interference with your hormone levels, over the long term, has the potential to cause serious side effects.  

We do know that other forms of contraception carry less risk. When it comes to pregnancy, menstrual cycles and your health in general, it is always better to go with the safer option. 

The Morning After Pill vs. the Contraceptive Pill

Regular contraceptive pills, such as Yasmin or Cilest, are more often prescribed than the morning after pill because they use lower hormone levels to get the job done. The high levels of hormones associated with the morning after pill are a lot more likely to cause unwanted side effects. While these side effects may be minor, it is certainly safer to take a daily contraceptive pill instead. You may not always have a choice, but when you do, you need to choose the safer option.

View our complete range of morning after pills

View our complete range of contraceptive pills

Buy birth control from Medzino, a discreet and convenient service to save you hassle


Complete a quick consultation, choose a FDA
approved treatment and get it shipped for free.

Free shipping on all orders

Your trusted online doctor

Free shipping on all orders
Order now for delivery on Wednesday