Side Effects Of Postinor 2 (P2) Pills

This article focuses on the side effects of Postinor 2 (P2) pills. Postinor 2 is commonly known as P2 or morning-after pill. It is an emergency contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

P2 pills should be taken as soon as possible for them to be effective. P2 is administered in two doses. The first pill should be taken within 72 hours after having unprotected sex. The second pill or dose is taken 12 hours after the first dose.

In the event one vomits within 3 hours after taking P2, it is recommended that the person takes another pill. Alternatively, you can seek assistance from a doctor or your doctor for an additional pill.

According to experts, Postinor 2 can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle. However, it is not advisable to take it if the menstrual cycle or period is late.

P2 pills can be taken anytime but not when you are using the following medicines;

  • Medicines for treating tuberculosis.
  • Medicines for treating epilepsy.
  • HIV drugs.
  • Medicines for treating fungal infections.

Side Effects of Postinor 2

Postinor 2 may not have side effects on everyone. Most of the side effects are mild and usually disappear after a short period of time. The most common side effects that most people experience include;

  • Vaginal bleeding. This may occur about 2-3 days after taking the pills.
  • Nausea and vomiting. Approximately only 25% of people experience this side effect.
  • Dizziness.
  • Frequent headaches.
  • Stomach pain and diarrhoea.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Fatigue.

When You Should Not Take Postinor 2

  • When you have diabetes.
  • If you have liver complications or problems.
  • If you have gastrointestinal tract diseases.
  • If you are hypersensitive to certain ingredients.
  • If you have breast cancer.
  • In the event of unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • If you had unprotected sex more than 72 hours earlier in the same menstrual cycle.

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