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Nausea and bleeding are possible side effects of taking birth control pills, especially if you're new to them.

Taking just 2 birth control pills won't do anything to prevent pregnancy.

In higher doses, certain brands of birth control can be used as emergency contraception. Check out this chart to get an idea of what kind of pill bands you can use and how to use them for emergency contraception. If you still need emergency contraception, you can get brands like Plan B over the counter at pharmacies and online, or you can get a prescription for ella.

Emergency contraception pills have been used by millions of people and are very safe. 

Whether you're taking official emergency contraception like Plan B or ella, or using birth control pills, you have a better chance of preventing pregnancy the sooner you take it. Emergency contraception doesn't work more than 5 days after unprotected sex.

(By the way, we hope your friend didn't skip taking pills in order to give you some. That could put her at risk for unintended pregnancy, too.

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