Morning After Pill: Is It Effective?
For us women who are still delaying having children, using contraceptive tools during sex is a must.
Contraceptives come in many types, one of the two most popular ones being condoms and IUDs.
However, have you ever had sex, you forgot to use a condom, or the worst case scenario; The condom was torn.
We don’t want to think about the condom leak scenario, but it could really happen to us!
Then if something like that happens, what should we do?
Have you ever heard of Postinor or better known as the Morning After Pill?
Postinor 2 is emergency contraception for women who have recently had unprotected sex. This medicine contains the active ingredient levonorgestrel.
Levonorgestrel is a progestin hormone that inhibits the release of eggs (ovulation) during the menstrual cycle.
HOW POSTINOR WORKS
The levonorgestrel in Postinor affects the texture of the uterine wall so that no egg can stick, and thickens the vaginal fluid to prevent sperm cells from reaching the egg.
Usually in one Postinor package there are 2 tablets of medicine.
Each tablet is given at a dose of 0.75 mg. The first tablet should be taken within 72 hours of intercourse, and the second tablet to be taken 12 hours after the first tablet.
If you forget a dose of Postinor, take another one immediately.
However, if it is nearing the time of the next dose, you can skip the missed dose and start returning to the next dose schedule. Do not take double doses!
Remember .. this is not like a birth control pill that can be taken regularly. Postinor should not be consumed regularly.
In other words, this drug is only used in an emergency after unprotected sexual intercourse.
POSTINOR SIDE EFFECTS
Postinor can be affected by your health condition. These interactions can worsen your health condition or change the way the drugs work.
What are the things that need to be considered before consuming Postinor?
- Pregnant women
- Pregnant women should not take this medicine. The benefits will not be effective if taken during pregnancy, although it does not harm the fetus.
- Breastfeeding women
- It is also advisable not to drink Postinor, because the active ingredients in it can affect breast milk.
- Women who have diabetes, heart attack, liver, breast cancer, and stroke should not take Postinor drugs.
- One of Postinor side effects can trigger vomiting. If you vomit in less than 3 hours of taking Postinor, it is recommended that you take it again. However, if it is more than 3 hours, there is no need to drink it again.
- Avoid taking this medication if you have an allergy to the hormone levonorgestrel.
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
- History of allergy to Postinor, or ingredients contained in the drug (levonorgestrel). More detailed information is on the packaging.
- Allergic reactions to other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Other health conditions. Medicines that have a risk of interaction with Postinor.
- After taking this medicine, it is possible that there will be changes to your menstrual cycle, both from your menstrual schedule to the amount of blood that is removed.
- a Immediately consult a doctor if your menstruation is more than 7 days late. Your doctor may ask you to take a pregnancy test.
The side effects of postinor are quite a lot, therefore our advice is to always use a condom if you are still delaying offspring and also always check the quality of the condom before using it.