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Side Effects of Postinor-2 Contraceptive: The Risks Involved

Over the years, the increased rate of unprotected sex has seen to the increase of contraceptive consumption. This regrettably, is carried out ignorantly by teenage girls, ladies etc without any medical recommendation by a Doctor or health experts.

Postinor-2 is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is estimated to 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. It is an emergency contraceptive only.

Postinor-2 is not intended as a regular method of contraception. It is not known whether Postinor-2 is effective if taken more than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Side Effects of Postinor-2

  1. Tiredness
  2. Nausea and vomiting. S
  3. tomach pain
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Dizziness
  6. Headache
  7. Tender breasts
  8. Increased vaginal bleeding and skin reactions.
  9. Miscarriage
  10. Womb Damage
  11. Inability to get pregnant again
  12. Taking a fake pill can cause unnecessary bleeding, breast cancer, liver diseases, delay in the next menstrual period and vomiting.
  13. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients.

Postinor-2 will not prevent you from contacting sexually transmitted diseases.