Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel)
What is Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) used for?
Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) is an oral contraceptive prescribed to be used as an emergency contraceptive in the event of failure of a contraceptive device or after unprotected sex. The medication operates by changing the lining of the cervix and uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. This medication will not prevent a current pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and should not be taken as a regular form of birth control. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel)?
Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) should be used strictly according to the instructions provided by your doctor and those included with the packaging. One tablet is usually taken following unprotected sex or the failure of a contraceptive device. Only one dose should be taken. Do not continue to take the medication following the initial dose. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to prevent any unnecessary complications.
What are the side effects of Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel)?
Some patients taking Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur including severe stomach pain, pelvic pain, sensitive skin, easier bruising, vertigo, unexplained or excessive vaginal bleeding, sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, jaundice, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require adjustments to your dosage or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening situations.
Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have reduced immune system function, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, cervical dysplasia, cervicitis, abnormalities of the uterus, genital infections, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, leukaemia, or who have a history of arterial disease. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, clotting disorders, a history of migraines, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol levels, severe liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, or a history of breast cancer. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Postinor 1 (Levonorgestrel) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.