IS IT SAFE TO OVERUSE THE POSTINOR-2 TABLETS?

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As many will term it as P2 or E pill, it is an emergency contraceptive which is used to prevent pregnancy when its taken within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse. When taken within 24 hours, it prevents 95pc of pregnancies whereby this percentage declines to 58pc when taken after 48hours and close to 72 hours. Definitely its efficacy depends on the time of consumption after unprotected sex. Its worrying to see many young girls taking these pills like their lives depend on it, and many would suggest that its their lovers who lead them to it.

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Some of the important aspect our daughters and sisters fail to know is that this pill should be taken only once during your menstrual cycle. This means once per month if indeed you must take it. It is however advised that you should utmost take it twice a year. Your guess should be as good a mine on this that postinor-2 wont protect you from contacting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. This is not a regular method of contraception. When they say emergency they mean that it should be taken when for example there is an incorrect use of regular contraception, after rape or incest, late DMPA,IUD expulsion and condom rapture.

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Postinor- 2 only delays the release of an egg from an ovary meaning you should not consume it when you are already pregnant. Be ready to encounter nausea, vomiting, irregular menstrual bleeding, headache, early or delayed periods and breast tenderness. You should not take it when you have liver problems, breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding and if you have an allergy to levonorgestrel which is an ingredient. Some other rare side effect is ectopic pregnancy which happens to 1pc of users, and that might be you. Always remember to seek medical advice when things get out of hand especially when you have overused the pill and notice strange things to your body. Also consult about long term contraception methods. Its not just a matter of rushing the chemist under the cover of darkness like a bank robber to buy it, ask the pharmacist about it. Stay safe and mind you life in future. Your health is more important.

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