As the manufacturer of Postinor (Hungarian pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter) does not indicate in the instructions that the combination of Postinor and alcohol is contraindicated, it is obvious that nothing terrible in this case should not happen. But that's only worth combining heavy doses of hormones with alcohol and why?
Postinor plus alcohol - the effects on the liver
Postinor can not be used in violation of liver function due to the fact that it decomposes in it for metabolites. If abnormal liver function blood Postinor number increases dramatically. And since Postinor contains a very large dose of levonorgestrel - a synthetic analogue of the natural female sex hubbub progesterone
Progesterone - norm and pathology
Then its action may be unpredictable.
Upon receipt of alcohol liver function may be slightly reduced. As far as it depends, firstly, on the dose and strength alcohol, and secondly - on the individual. Now, not all women know how their liver is functioning properly, it is possible that there are some minor violations in its work, for example, due to the absence or lack of a particular enzyme. And no one knows how to react, "the loaded hard work" for the processing of Postinor liver to alcohol consumption.
Postinor plus alcohol - the possibility of severe bleeding
After receiving Postinor, it passes its effect, rejected the mucous membrane of the uterus, and may start to bleed heavily, as postinor contains a large dose of hormones. This condition can itself be hazardous to the point of requiring emergency medical care.
If we accept at this time the alcohol, the threat of bleeding may sharply increase. Alcohol has a biphasic effect on blood vessels. In a first phase, immediately after the reception, it causes a sharp expansion of the blood vessels (thus increasing the risk of uncontrolled bleeding). In the second phase of intoxication blood vessels constrict.
This effect of alcohol may pose a threat of severe bleeding.
Postinor and alcohol - and if you still become pregnant?
Postinor is an effective contraceptive drug for emergency prevention of pregnancy, but 100% efficiency no one hormonal contraceptive, and therefore the application of Postinor pregnancy can occur.
As the effects of large doses of levonorgestrel at a fertilized egg? It is believed that the expression of negative impacts (including teratogenicity - causing abnormal development) in the fertilized egg does not have this drug. Especially in the first week after fertilization there is off-line and does not depend on the mother's body (embryo powered stocks that were in the egg). Not completely the impact of large doses of progestogens on the fetus has not been studied. However, if a pregnant woman takes postinor, this is no reason for abortion.
Now imagine a situation when a woman is confident that prevent pregnancy, drinking alcohol, which, unlike Postinor has a very negative effect on the fetus, and pregnancy still occurs. Here we have a problem: how will affect the embryo combination postinor plus alcohol, no one knows. Here, too, a lot depends on the individual woman, as well as on the number and strength of the received alcohol.
If a woman does decide to continue the pregnancy, and will be regularly seen in the antenatal clinic, the chance to prevent the birth of a sick child is still there, as in the survey identified virtually all the anomalies of development and a woman can always terminate the pregnancy according to indications from the fetus.
If pregnancy will be put on the course and monitoring in the antenatal clinic (including a variety of research) will be carried out regularly, the probability of a sick child grows.
So drink or not to drink?
The pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter, which produces postinor
Postinor - used very carefully!
, Produces high quality medicines and always very detailed in the instructions to them any possible (even if in practice they do not occur) complications. And if about Postinor combination with alcohol it says nothing, then a small amount of alcohol is unlikely to cause complications and certainly not reduce the effectiveness of the drug. At the same time, of course, the producers did not take into account the effects of alcohol on the fetus if the pregnancy occurred yet.
Postinor combination with alcohol is unlikely to give an immediate serious complication, but whether or not "worth it"?