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ask: Over dosage of Postinor 2

By Kennie
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I took both pills in one dosage, is this dangerous or less effective? Also, what are the usual side effects after taking the pills and how soon after? I took the pills about a 17 days ago and now I'm spotting ( not heavy but blood is present). Could this be a side effect?

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EmpowHER Guest

So we had sex and I got her to take the pill the next day about 12 or 1pm. I wasn't with her but she was supposed to take it 12hrs later. What if she misses that 12 hr window and takes it after? Will the pill not work? What if she only takes one pill and forgets to take the other completely? Will she get pregnant? The drug in question is Prostinor 2.

October 30, 2014 - 1:45pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

A drug is most effective when taken as directed. Have you asked her if she took the second dose?

The only way to know if Postinor 2 was effective is if she has vaginal bleeding. If she doesn't have bleeding within three weeks of taking the pill, she should take a pregnancy test.


October 31, 2014 - 10:00am
EmpowHER Guest

Please ma'am, i need your advice on this coz am kind of
confuse. I took postinor 2 a day after i had unprotected
sex. Two days later and up till now, am experiencing stomach
pains and pains in my vagina while urinating. Please
i need your advice, what do you think could be the problem.

October 30, 2014 - 3:56am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

So glad that you came to us for help. You must call your primary care physician right away. Stomach pain and pain with urination are not side effects of Postinor 2. Something else is going on.


October 30, 2014 - 9:45am
Debby95 (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I called a family gynaecologist and told him what happened
and he said that the pains will stop but never told
me if they are signs of pregnancy. Please ma'am, do you
think am pregnant and the stomach pains had stopped
gradually, but that of urinating is still there but not
painful than earlier when it started. please reply

October 31, 2014 - 1:46am
EmpowHER Guest

I do use postinor b4 , dat day I cnt get d postinor nd d chemist nw said I shld use rogotinor buh after usin dat rogotinor I started havin varginal bleedin 4 almost a wk. I nw went 2 a doctor nd he gave me vanprazol, fortunately 4 me d blood stop. So I wnt to ask dat cn I continue using postinor plsssss.

October 25, 2014 - 10:29pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. You must talk with your physician. Why would you continue taking Postinor? It is an emergency contraceptive and should not be taken as birth control. It is intended for emergency use only and should not be taken more than once in a month.


October 27, 2014 - 9:33am
EmpowHER Guest

I took postinor 2 two weeks ago and i took the tablet once.... After that i had unprotected sex again and took postinor 1 the next morning... After two days i had vaginal bleeding... I'v got a feeling that i might be pregnant because i have been urinating bit by bit and i have been eating more than usual.... I dnt want to be pregnant.......

October 23, 2014 - 2:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

das it mean dat if u dnt vaginal bleeding afta taking postino2,u wil get pregnant

October 31, 2014 - 11:39am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

You are not pregnant because you had vaginal bleeding two days after taking Postinor 2. Vaginal bleeding indicates the pill worked.

Never take more than one dose of the emergency contraceptive in a one month period.


October 23, 2014 - 10:36am
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