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What Is The Function Of Postinor2
I took postinor2 following the instruction on the leaflet inside the box which stated that 2 tablets should be taken at the same time. It is ok right?
Please sir I took 2 postinor2 tablets at once and I've been bleeding now for 4day. Just wish to know if its normal that way?
For emergency contraception purpose, postinor 1.5 mg (2 tablets of 0.75 mg) can be taken together within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
Treatment for emergency contraception should begin as soon as possible; however, treatment is still moderately effective if used within 5 days and should be made available to women up to 5 days after unprotected or inadequately protected intercourse. ...Read more
Probably not: Postinor is morning-after pill taken after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy it's intended for emergency contraception, not daily contraception. Use more than once a month can alter menstrual cycle, thickening of the endometrium, possible infertility or ectopic pregnancy. Gyn/fp can offer several options for regular contraception, including bcps, foam & condoms, etc. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Plan B is called "B" because it is a back-up emergency plan. One does not use Plan B as her Plan A. Instead, one must stop having sex until a good Plan A is in place. Now is the time to get Plan A in place... with the goal of never needing Plan B again. Plan B is not to be used as one's method of birth control. Plan B is an emergency back-up plan when Plan A fails. Sex is almost never mandatory. ...Read more
Very effective: Postinor-2 is an emergency contraceptive only. Postinor-2 is not intended as a regular method of contraception. It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. 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 48-72 hrs.. ...Read more
Emerg Contraception: Take 2 pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex. This 2-pill dose contains 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. (in some countries, a 1-pill formulation is available under the brand name postinor 1 or postinor2 the sooner taken after unprotected sex the better the chance of preventing pregnancy. This does not prevent stds. ...Read more
? It is questionable: 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. After that there is no clear research. The sooner that you take the tablet, the more effective it is likely to be. The second tablet 12 hours later ...Read more
May be not 100%: You are supposed to take 1 tablet each 12 hours apart. It may not be 100% effective. If you took the pills within 72 hours, the earlier the better, it may still work but effectiveness may not be 100% ...Read more
Cycle dependent: Postinor is a progestin. Progesterone and its metabolites are produced during the second half of the cycle. After postinor, it would not be unusual to see some degree of hormone withdrawal bleeding. The amount of withdrawal bleeding and its duration will depend on when during a cycle postinor was taken. The latest by the next anticipated menstrual period the cycle should be back on track. ...Read more
Usually effective: Plan B, Postinor 2, and other brands of emergency contraceptive pills can alter the menstrual cycle for the cycle in which Plan B or Postinor 2 was taken, and sometimes the next month's cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more
50-80% effective: According to the Medical Letter, Postinor 2 is effective 50-80%. They should be started as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Routine contraception should be continued or initiated as soon as possible following use of levonorgestrel as fertility returns following the use of emergency contraception with levonorgestrel. ...Read more
Cramping: Cramping can occur after taking Postinor 2. Cramping should resolve in a day or two. Follow up with doctor or clinic if cramping becomes severe or lasting more than 2 days. More frequently asked questions about Postinor: http://postinorpill. Com/global-postinor/faq ...Read more
Should visit doctor: That is not the use of Postinor 2, Plan B, or any emergency contraceptive pills. Such pills are not used for repeated sexual activities. This is a most important fact to understand... emergency contraception is not to be used as one's main method of birth control. Many people never have a sexual emergency and never use EC pills in a lifetime. Use regular birth control pills, an IUD, or condoms. ...Read more
I took postinor 2 on Monday and another one on Wednesday can I take another one on Friday please?
I took 1 tablet of postinor 2 and the 2nd 8 hrs later instead of 12 hrs later. Is it still effective?
Exactly 12 hours: The manufacturer is very clear that the second positron pill should be taken exactly 12 hours after the first. ...Read more
I smoked an hour after I took postinor1. Is it okay? I'm nervous. My second time to take postinor after a year.
No: No, it's not ok to smoke. The nicotine is extremely addictive, but aside from that, smoking is a habit to quit, especially for women of childbearing age. However, the postinor1 should work if not taken too late. If a regular period doesn't come in a few weeks when expected, one can do a urine pregnancy test. Of course, no smoking until then. Nor after then. ...Read more
I have been using postinor 2 for emergencies and am extremely upset that I would be using it for the fifth time since I started. Is this harmful?
Yes, depends on time: If taken within 24 hours after sex, it is considered 95% effective, but only 89% if taken after 72 hours. It is not as effective as regular hormonal birth control. Expect to have some irregular menses for the next month or so. If you don't get a period at all, a neg pregnancy test is reliable by 7 dats after a misssed ...Read more