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Be careful; What You Need To Know Before Taking P2

An emergency contraceptive tablet called Postinor 2, or P2, is typically used after to avoid pregnancy.

The pill is a useful tool that has grown in popularity recently, despite the fact that it is neither a long-term contraceptive nor even the safest method of contraception now available. Its accessibility and low cost, usually for less than Ksh. 100, at most pharmacies and clinics around the nation contribute to its appeal.

Despite the P2 pill's popularity, many women who use it are really unaware of how it functions or whether it has any negative side effects. This emergency contraception might therefore be abused or misused by some women.

In this post, we will examine some of the P2 side effects and discuss how P2 functions and how well it prevents pregnancy.

How Does P2 Function?

Levonorgestrel hormone, a synthetic version of progesterone, is a hormone found in P2 tablets. 

The levonorgestrel hormone blocks the release of an egg from the ovary, which is required for fertilization and pregnancy, if it is taken prior to ovulation.

The levonorgestrel hormone, on the other hand, thickens the cervical mucus if the P2 is administered after ovulation, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. It also modifies the uterus' lining, making a fertilized egg less comfortable there.

How Successful Is P2 At Stopping Pregnancy?

The average success rate of P2 in preventing pregnancy is 85%. If eaten within 24 hours, there is a 95% likelihood of avoiding pregnancy, and if taken between 48 and 72 hours later, there is a 58% chance of preventing pregnancy. If taken more than 72 hours after an unprotected coitus, it's unclear whether it will work.

The weight of a woman may also have some impact on the Postinor-2's efficacy. According to certain research, it is less helpful in women who weigh more than 70 kg. For such women, it is advised to utilize an alternative emergency contraceptive such the Copper IUD (coil), which, when implanted up to five days after the egg is discharged, serves as both a long-term and a more potent emergency contraceptive.

consequences of P2.

Like many medications, P2 has certain potential negative effects even though it is typically safe to use.

The following are a few of the frequent side effects that P2 users may encounter:

vomiting and nauseous,Headaches, Diarrhoea.

Fatigue, ache in the abdomen, breast sensitivity, vaginal bleed, the menstrual cycle changes.

The following are some other uncommon negative effects linked to the use of P2 pills, Acne, influenza-like symptoms, Ectopic conception.

It is advised to take another dose of Postinor-2 if you vomit within three hours of taking the medication.

Additionally, if you feel severe cramping or bleeding after taking P2 pills, you should speak with your doctor.

What P2's Long-Term Effects Are There?

P2 has no long-term negative effects when used in accordance with instructions because it is only supposed to be used as an emergency contraceptive and not as a normal method of birth control.

However, it's crucial to remember that overusing P2 can affect your menstrual cycle and raise your risk of future unwanted pregnancies.

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