Despite the wide range of contraceptives represented in the pharmacy, sometimes there are situations when you need to use the method of emergency contraception
Emergency contraception - do no harm!
. Almost every woman sooner or later confronted with similar, and then the question arises: "How do you avoid unwanted pregnancy? "Many people have heard about this drug is Postinor, and most women to use. But to prevent an unplanned pregnancy need to know how to take Postinor. From reception to the rules it is not only a contraceptive effect, but also the possible side effects of the drug.
Postinor is a drug that has a contraceptive, progestogen and anti-estrogenic effects. The main active ingredient is Postinor levonrgestrel. The drug is used only for an emergency, fire or contraception. Each tablet contains 750 mg Postinor levonorgestrel, which is also included in other hormonal contraceptive tablets
Hormonal birth control pills - a modern method of preventing preg
for permanent use. The difference is that in Postinor significantly more active substances.
The package contains two pills required for one time to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Mechanism of action
The drug has a different effect depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. The mechanism of action of Postinor is based on three points:
- slowing or preventing the release of a mature egg from the ovary in the first phase of the menstrual cycle (ovulation blockade);
- prevents merging egg and sperm (fertilization) and / or the introduction of a fertilized egg into the interior lining of the uterus (implantation) in the second phase of the cycle;
- It causes the thickening of mucus in the cervix
Cervical canal - the path traversed by every person
That prevents penetration of sperm into the uterus (irrespective of the stage of the menstrual cycle).
How to take
To the drug showed its contraceptive effect, you must abide by the rules of his admission. The first tablet (750 mg) should be taken no later than 72 hours (ie within three days) after unprotected intercourse. It is important to know that the earlier the first tablet has been drunk, the more likely to prevent pregnancy. Second pill out of the package (750 mg) must be taken exactly twelve hours after the first, at no later than sixteen hours. Some experts avoid missing second dose recommended to take two tablets at the same time. In case of vomiting within two hours of taking any tablets should be repeated taking the drug and consult your doctor for advice. To reduce the risk of vomiting tablets should be taken after meals.
In order to avoid violations of the timing for receiving the second tablets preferably immediately calculate the hour that re supposed to drink a dose of the drug. For convenience, all data on the Postinor and its possible side effects is recommended to bring in a calendar or diary of menstruation.
Menstruation after receiving hormonal agents, usually comes in due time. But in some cases there may be earlier (a few days) or late onset of menstruation. Note that after taking Postinor may cause intermenstrual bleeding
Intermenstrual bleeding - a cause for concern
low or moderate intensity. In the absence of menstrual period three weeks after use of the drug should consult a doctor to rule out pregnancy.
What to consider when taking Postinor
It is important to remember that the drug is used only as a means of emergency contraception and can not be used as a tablet for regular admission. In addition, Postinor not always able to prevent unwanted pregnancies, especially if the woman does not remember the time of sexual intercourse, or before there was another unprotected intercourse.
If fertilization occurred and the administration of the drug should be considered the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Postinor tablets can not be used more frequently than once a month (optimally no more than three times a year) After using Postinor is advisable to visit your doctor and decide with him the issue of regular contraception.