What is Postinor (Levonorgestrel) used for?
Postinor (Levonorgestrel) is a type of contraceptive which is used after unprotected sex or if a condom breaks. This type of birth control is more commonly known as "the morning after pill". The active ingredient in this pill is a type of progestin hormone, which can prevent pregnancy by preventing an egg from being released, and also changing cervical mucus and the womb so as to make fertilization or implantation harder. This pill may prevent pregnancy in 80% of cases, and is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex or condom failure.
How should I use Postinor (Levonorgestrel)?
Postinor (Levonorgestrel) tablets should be taken as soon as you can possibly take it after having unprotected sex. It is considered to be most effective if taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. It is important for patients to remember that if they vomit within 2 hours of taking this pill, it is necessary to consult a physician, as the tablet may need to be taken again. If your period is late by more than 7 days, you should consult your physician, as you may need to take a pregnancy test.
What are the side effects of Postinor (Levonorgestrel)?
Some side effects of Postinor (Levonorgestrel) include:
If any other more severe side effects occur, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Postinor (Levonorgestrel). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.