The active ingredient in the Postinor pill is levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic green yellow hormone-like substance. Postinor is an emergency contraceptive method, which is to be taken orally, it can help to prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or where a contraceptive method has failed or if the method of contraception was not considered to be safe.

The Postinor tablet can be used on any day of the menstrual cycle. According to estimates Postinor, prevents 84% of possible pregnancies if it is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. If you cannot determine the time of unprotected intercourse or if you had unprotected intercourse longer than 72 hours within the same menstrual cycle, conception may have occurred. In this case treatment with Postinor, may have no effect. Postinor is an emergency contraceptive. If you think that you will need contraception more frequently, you should use a different contraceptive method.

When is it recommended to use Postinor?

  • If the condom was damaged.
  • If you forgot to your contraceptive pills, once or more than once.
  • If you have used an unreliable or unsafe method of contraception.
  • If you have emotional reasons, for example, if you have been the victim of rape.

Before taking Postinor
Don't take Postinor1 if: 

  • if you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any of the other ingredients
  • If you are pregnant.

How to use Postinor1
The tablet should not be taken later than 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sexual intercourse. If you throw up within 3 hours after swallowing the tablet, immediately take another one. After taking Postinor1 it is recommended to use a condom during sex until the next menstrual period begins. You can still use your regular hormonal contraceptive method if you have used Postinor.

Possible side effects

  • Irregular bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Lower abdominal pain and headache

Postinor1 is not an abortion pill. For more detailed information visit the Stichting Lobi

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