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Can postinor 2 be curative n preventive?

By April 12, 2016 - 9:01am
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I used a dose of postinor 2 n within 12 had unprotected sex, will d initial dose surffice? Or is there a need to take another dose

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Hello Ukeh,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for coming to us for information regarding Postinor 2.

Postinor 2 contains the active ingredients levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic form of progestogen.It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

It is estimated that Postinor-2 will prevent 85% of expected pregnancies. 95% of expected pregnancies will be prevented if taken within the first 24 hours, declining to 58% if taken between 48 hours and 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Ukeh, you must take the second pill. The instructions clearly state take one tablet as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse. The sooner that you take the tablet, the more effective it is likely to be. It is best to take it immediately after you receive it.

The first tablet should be taken no later than 72 hours after intercourse. Take the second tablet exactly 12 hours after the first tablet.


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