POSTINOR2, Facts many girls don’t know.


Postinor2 is a contraceptive used in preventing pregnancy. It is also known as the “Morning After Pill”. It is a medication to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sexual intercourse.


It is noteworthy that Postinor2 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 hours and 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.


Postinor2 is not a daily or weekly contraceptive that is why it’s called an e-Pill; “e” for emergency. The maximum time recommended is once every menstrual cycle. This means you can only take this pill once in a month. Any other usage is bound to disrupt your hormonal balance hence side effects linked with hormonal imbalance.



Postinor2 works within 72hrs. Taking it within 24hrs guarantees up to 99% contraceptive activity. Taking it at the 48th hour reduces its effectiveness up to 60%. Postinor2 doesn’t work after 72hrs. The sooner the better as every minute that passes reduces the chances of its effectiveness.

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While most of you ladies take the two pills at once, the recommended dosage is one tablet as soon as possible, then the next after 12hrs. While taking the two pills at once works well for most, it doesn’t work for others. Taking one pill as soon as possible, and the next after 12hrs extends the activity of the drug in your system, reducing the chances of conception.


Can Postinor2 cause cancer? This is a question many have been and are still debating, so here is what is currently know. Postinor 2 can protect women against cancers of the endometrium, ovary, pancreas, and lung, but increases their risk for breast cancer. That has been documented and listed as a fact.


Last bit, Postinor2 doesn’t not protect you from STIs or HIV.

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Ladies often use Postinor-2 wrongly; using more than a tablet at once, combining the pills with other drugs, and consuming more than twelve pills in a month. Prolonged use of this emergency contraceptive could cause a woman’s monthly period to seize indefinitely or become irregular. The chance of becoming pregnant with an irregular or non-flowing period is slim or close to zero. It also could cause a shift in the ovulation cycle, destroy the womb and cause infertility at the long run if not used properly. It is important to also note that the use of postinor 2 is not a long term contraceptive method. Talk to your doctor to know different types of contraception available.

The need to always talk to your pharmacist before you use any medicine cannot be overruled. Remember drugs are poison, only the right information make it a therapeutic too

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