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Over dosage of Postinor 2

By April 6, 2011 - 2:35pm
 
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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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Anonymous

hi... I used both pills of postinor2 once after 22 hours of unprotected sex.. should I still use another pill after 12hours?

December 24, 2017 - 5:20am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
No, using both at the same time is ok.
Susan

December 25, 2017 - 6:42am
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Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,
I took the first tablet of Postinor 2 within the first 24 hours of unprotected sex and tthe second 14 hours later. Will it be less effective?

December 24, 2017 - 1:59am
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Anonymous

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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December 19, 2017 - 7:39pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello
Taking both at once is fine.
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.

The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.
Best,
Susan

December 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello
Taking both at once is fine.
Emergency contraceptives are up to 95% effective when taken as prescribed within the first 24 hours and up to 90% effective if taken within 72 hours, so the risk is very small. It works by preventing ovulation and stopping a pregnancy from starting. It is not an abortion pill. It prevents a pregnancy, it does not end one. Side effects can include stomach aches, headaches, breast pain, nausea and a general feeling of being unwell. Some women can bleed a little or quite extensively after taking emergency contraception.

The more frequently they are taken, the more likely a woman is to have side effects and an irregular cycle. They should be taken only for emergencies, not used as a method of birth control.
Symptoms usually start 2-7 days after taking the medication and may or may not include bleeding or spotting. Not all women get symptoms. Some get many, or a few, or none. If a woman doesn’t get her next period within a week of it’s expected date, a pregnancy test may be necessary although the risk is very low. Periods can often be delayed or longer/shorter as a result of taking emergency contraception. We cannot predict this for our readers in terms of length of delays. Each woman is different. Periods should get back to normal by the second cycle after.
Best,
Susan

December 20, 2017 - 5:07pm
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Anonymous

Hi ,
I had unprotrcted sex on Monday afternoon and I took a postionor 2 on tuesday. I had unprotected sex again Thursday night. Should I take another postinor today (Friday)?

November 24, 2017 - 6:15am
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Anonymous

I had unprotected sex on the 17th in the night. Used postinor 2 early in the afternoon on the 18th. Had unprotected sex again after the taking the pills and in the night I had another sex with the same lady.would the postinor2 still prevent pregnancy? ?

November 19, 2017 - 6:42am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

If there was less than 24 hours between intercourse, yes.
Susan

November 20, 2017 - 7:06pm
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Anonymous

Hi,
I had unprotected sex on the 7th Oct. took p2 1hr later all at once. I started bleeding 11th Oct. for 4days and am yet to see my flow which was supposed to be on the 21st oct. Did blood text and it came out negative. But I have not seen mine. This is the 31st. Is the hormonal changes. Feeling so sick.
Anonymous.

October 31, 2017 - 10:15am
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