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Birth Control Pills: What to know about Postinor 2

Postinor 2 is commonly known as the morning after pill, is used only as an emergency contraceptive, It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected intercourse. It is not used as a regular, long-term method of contraception. It is estimated that Postinor-2 will prevent 85% of expected pregnancies. 95% of expected pregnancies will be prevented if taken within the first 24 hours, declining to 58% if taken between 48 hours and 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, however it does not prevent one from contacting STDs.

How Postinor 2 works

The active ingredient in Postinor-2 is levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel belongs to the family of medications known as Progestins. Progestins are female sex hormones that are used in birth control pills and often in combination with the hormone estrogen. It should only be used by women whose regular birth control methods have failed or who may have had intercourse without birth control as it is not an alternative for correct use of regular birth control.

This medication is known to prevent pregnancy primarily by delaying ovulation or by preventing fertilization of the egg. It may also prevent implantation of the egg by altering the inner lining of the uterus the endometrium. It is important to realize that once egg has been implanted and pregnancy is established, levonorgestrel cannot cause abortion of the fetus. No serious complications have been reported with this medication as of yet.

How to take Postinor 2: Dosage

-Take one 750 μg tablet as soon as possible (within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse);

-Take a second 750 μg tablet 12 hours after the first dose;

-If you vomit within 2 hours of taking a tablet, talk to your doctor for an additional tablet

You must take the second tablet exactly 12 hours after the first tablet. Plan out the time you can take second dose preferably not in the midnight so you might need to delay first dose, although the sooner the first tablet is taken, the greater the chance of the treatment being effective. Postinor-2 can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle, unless the menstrual period is late.

Do not take Postinor 2 If you are;

-you are pregnant

-You have previously had unprotected intercourse more than 72 hours earlier in the same menstrual cycle, as you may already be pregnant

-You are experiencing vaginal bleeding for which the reason is not known

-You have breast cancer

-You are allergic to any of the ingredients of the tablets (See Product Description on the pack)

-The tablets do not look quite right

Stay safe always.

Content created and supplied by: DrEnimofe (via Opera News )

Levonorgestrel Postinor 2


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