Postinor: side effects and consequences
Among the modern methods of preventing unwanted pregnancy, the drug Postinor is widely used as adult women and adolescent girls. The drug belongs to the methods of contraception "in the morning," or in other words, emergency contraception.
Effect of the mechanism of action and Postinor
Its mechanism of action is based on three factors: firstly, as a result of Postinor egg does not go into the fallopian tube from the ovary, that is, there is no ovulation, and secondly, it prevents binding of sperm to egg surfaces and in the third. It changes the structure of the endometrium (uterine lining) preventing the introduction and implantation of the embryo, rendering abortive nature.
Mechanism of Action Postinor
Postinor contains a synthetic hormone levonorgestrel, and how must take into account the following scheme:
The first pill 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse occurred, and another one — after 12 hours after the first. Experts estimate the effectiveness of preventing unwanted pregnancies is 85%. But there is a pronounced dependence on through a period of time after sex you took the drug.
• 97 percent probability — in the case of receiving the first pill no later than the first day;
• 84 percent chance — if you took the first pill no later than the second day;
• 55 percent chance — if you took the first pill no later than the third day.
Side effects of the drug Postinor
We should not forget that provides enough postinor pronounced effect on the hormonal status of women, and its application more than once a month can produce not only changes in the menstrual cycle, and endometrial changes (thickening of the endometrium by increasing the synthesis of progestin — a hormone of the corpus luteum in women) . This, then, can cause infertility or ectopic pregnancy.
Also, after taking Postinor may develop and other side effects: nausea, vomiting. Abdominal pain, headache.
In the case of occurrence of severe vomiting should be as fast as possible to visit the doctor. It is so important because it may cause nedomaganiya other disease, which prisudstvie and exacerbated the perception of the pill Postinor. Also in this reaction, the effect of hormonal drugs can guarantee to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Also, if you have broken the menstrual cycle, it is better to abandon the use of Postinor and use other methods of contraception.