Effects of Postinor 2 in Nigeria – A lot of people reading this article must have heard about Postinor 2 at least one time or the other. This is because it is a contraceptive pill that has become very familiar among youths, especially the ladies. As familiar with Postinor 2 and its use as many people are, they lack the true knowledge of what it actually does, how it should be used and its effects on the body.
Most people abuse Postinor 2 without really knowing its effects and some people even use it without knowing how to use it, when to use it and if they should even use it at all. For this, we will be discussing in details, the usage and effects of Postinor 2. You will find out if you should use Postinor 2, when you should use it and the effects of Postinor 2 on your body when it is abused.
- 1 What is Postinor 2?
- 2 Can Postinor 2 prevent pregnancy?
- 3 Usage of Postinor 2
- 4 Effects of Postinor 2
What is Postinor 2?
Also popularly referred to as the “Morning After pill”, Postinor 2 is an emergency contraception pill used to prevent unsolicited or expected pregnancies, note the word “emergency”. Procured with 750 micrograms of Levonorgestrel and other ingredients such as Gelatin, Talc, Potato starch and so many on, Postinor 2 is a very effective contraceptive pill.
Can Postinor 2 prevent pregnancy?
It has been proven that Postinor 2 has the ability to prevent about 95% of expected pregnancies if used within 24 hours of unprotected sex and it could prevent 85% if used within 48- 72 hours of unprotected sex. However, it is also said that the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill dwindles as the hours after having unprotected sex increases.
In actuality, Postinor 2 has been confirmed to be more than 80% effective most of the time. Although not clinically proven, many scientists are of the opinion that Postinor 2 stops being effective after about 72 hours of unprotected sex which means that for Postinor 2 to actually work, it must be used within two to three days after having unprotected sex. Any other day after this and the effectiveness of Postinor 2 becomes less guaranteed.
Postinor 2 is meant to be used as an emergency contraception method and not a regular method of contraception. However, because many people who use Postinor 2 do not know this or choose to ignore it, it has been turned into a regular method of contraception. Some ladies even try to use Postinor 2 as an abortion method and they use it even when they have been confirmed to be pregnant.
The use of Postinor 2 as a regular contraception pill can result into many harmful and negative effects on the body unknown to ladies who use it. As effective as Postinor 2 has been proven to be, it however must not be used by everyone.
In short, there are some set of people that must not use Postinor 2 as a contraceptive pill due to the state of their health and other reasons. Because of their ignorance and the inability to take time out to find out about the suitability of this pill with their body before using it, some people continue to use it without knowing that it is causing more harm than good to their health and body as a whole.
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Usage of Postinor 2
Like earlier stated, there are some set of people who use Postinor 2 without finding out if it is really suitable for them to use or not. For these set of people, using Postinor 2 results in even more complicated health conditions. Before using Postinor 2 as an emergency contraception method, people with similar health conditions to the ones we will be talking about below must have a prior consultation with their doctor.
Postinor 2 on Pregnant women
Before using Postinor 2 as contraception, you must first consult with your doctor to confirm if you have conceived or not. If you have been confirmed to be pregnant, you must not use Postinor 2 as it is meant to be used only as an emergency contraceptive method. This means that it is only meant to prevent expected pregnancies. Once an intercourse has resulted into pregnancy, the use of Postinor 2 must be halted.
Postinor 2 on High Blood Pressure
A person who has high blood pressure must also consult with a doctor before using Postinor 2. This enables you to know whether or not it is clinically safe for you to use it as a contraception method or not. Using Postinor 2 as a patient with high blood pressure can result in health complications.
Postinor 2 Diabetes Mellitus
This is a health condition caused when the body does not produce enough insulin for the body tissues to use, thereby resulting in the presence of too much sugar in the blood. If you are the type who is suffering from this type of health condition, you must have a prior consultation with your doctor before using Postinor 2.
Postinor 2 on Ischaemic Heart Disease
Postinor 2 has been said to be very risky to use for persons suffering from Ischaemic Heart Disease, a health condition caused when there is a reduction of blood flow in the blood vessels of the heart muscle. People with Ischaemic heart diseases must first visit their doctor for appropriate diagnosis before using Postinor 2 as a preventive method for pregnancy.
Postinor 2 on Breast Cancer
You must not use Postinor 2 if you have or have had breast cancer. In any event that you must use it, you must consult a doctor before using it.
Postinor 2 on Stroke
Persons who have suffered or are suffering from stroke must see a doctor before they use Postinor 2 as an emergency preventive method for pregnancy.
Furthermore, a person who has severe liver disease, a gastro-intestinal disease that obstructs the digestion and absorption of food or someone who is vomiting or having serious diarrhoea must not use Postinor 2. Before using Postinor 2, you must also find out if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in procuring it. This helps to prevent an allergic reaction on your body or health.
If you have also been taking other drugs before using Postinor 2, you must tell your doctor. This is because while some drugs may prevent Postinor 2 from working on your body, Postinor 2 might also affect the reaction of whatever drug you have been taking on your body. Using Postinor 2 with other drugs could even result to a drug interaction in your body.
Do not use Postinor 2 if you are using treatments for conditions such as epilepsy, tuberculosis, HIV, Fungal infections, renal impairment, diabetes mellitus, depression, hypertension and so many others.
Effects of Postinor 2
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