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    DIVA Answers: I’ve been taking Postinor 2 for one year

    It’s been 42 days since my last menstruation. I’ve being taking Postinor 2 for the past one year every month. I’m really scared, what could be happening to me? I’m 21 years old.

    Postinor two have many side effects that can be dangerous. It is a medication to prevent pregnancy if you shine the sperm into the ovary, whether intentional or not. It can prevent pregnancy 95% in the first 24 hours after intercourse.

    Postinor-2 is used as a form of emergency contraception (more commonly known as a morning after pill). Postinor-2 contains 750 micrograms of the drug levonorgestrel, and also contains such ingredients as potato starch, gelatin, and talc. Postinor-2 is formulated to function in a manner similar to the female hormone progesterone, allowing for prevention of pregnancy if taken within a reasonable period of time. Generally, it is recommended that Postinor-2 be taken no later than three days after having unprotected sex. However, it has proven to be more effective in cases where the treatment was started closer to the time of the sexual encounter.

    There are lots of risks associated with the constant use of this drug; just like the abuse of any other drug. Most ladies are naïve; consuming the pills in clinically unsafe ways. They use these drugs without knowing the way it interacts with the body system forgetting people react to drugs in different ways.

    Such risks include:
    1. Contracting Diseases
    2. Spotting & Bleeding
    3. Drug Interaction
    4. High Risk Of Infertility

    Prolonged use of this emergency contraceptive could cause a woman’s monthly period to seize indefinitely or become irregular. The chance of becoming pregnant with an irregular or non-flowing period is slim or close to zero. It also could cause a shift in the ovulation cycle, destroy the womb and cause infertility at the long run.

    Stop taking Postinor 2 as a regular contraceptive as it could harm your body. Speak to your doctor about a safer regular contraceptive.