Is it safe? Is it dangerous? Does it work? Does it cause barrenness or infertility?. If it works, is it effective? How effective is it? This article will do justice to these questions and more.
Firstly, I’d like to let you know that postinor is commonly used emergency contraceptive pill. There are many other brands out there (containing levonorgestrel). Postinor is not an abortion pill. Its a contraceptive pill. This means it can only prevent pregnancy from occurring. Once pregnancy has occurred, postinor cannot do any magic to terminate such pregnancy.
Postinor must be taken as early as possible once you have unprotected sex or you are not sure if your partner ejaculated inside you. The earlier, the better. You might have seen 72hours postpill (“commonly called postinor II). Beyond 3 days after the last unprotected intercourse, there is no guarantee that postinor will work. There is no way to know if postinor has worked or not until your next period. You might have to wait for your period or go for a pregnancy test.
Many people take the pills in the wrongway. If there is only one tablet in a pack, then take the table immediately or within 72hours of sexual intercourse. However, if it contain 2 tablets, please do not take the tablets once. Take one tablet immediately after sexual intercourse and the second tablet after 12-hours. Taking the two tablets together at once reduces the effectiveness of the drug. Most importantly, it’s advisable to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and always remember to check the expiry date on the pack.
You should understand that postinor does not cause infertility. It doesn’t affect the future pregnancies. If you’ve taken postinor in the time past, and you couldn’t conceive, do not attach it to your previous use of postinor. Its advisable to see your gynaecologist.
Postinor is not a regular contraceptive. It’s an emergency pill. It’s for emergencies like rape, condom breakage, slippage, or incorrect use; and should not be taken more than once in a month. It’s very important for people that have sex regularly to look for other contraceptives to avoid taking postinor more than once or twice a month. It’s not medically advisable to take it more than once in a month.
Postinor is a drug. Every drugs has its own side effects. The side effects of postinor are so mild that you might not notice them. Some of the side effects are abdominal ache, headache, dizziness, pain in the breast etc.
Regular intake of postinor can affect the menstrual cycle. Your period might come too early or too late. It might be too heavy or more painful than usual.
Every drugs has different effects on different people. Taking postinor in some situations might be dangerous. Some of the conditions in which taking postinor might be dangerous include diabetes, stroke, liver disease, heart disease. Do take postinor if you are on medication for tuberculosis, HIV. Do not take postinor if you are breast feeding.
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Reference : www.webmd.com