Postinor

Postinor

levonorgestrel

Manufacturer:

Gedeon Richter

Distributor:

F.C.P.
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Levonorgestrel.
Description
Levonorgestrel is also known as d-norgestrel.
Action
The following sites of action play a role in the contraceptive action of Postinor 2: Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarial axis; ovulation inhibition depending on the time and frequency of intake; endometrial factor (direct inhibition of implantation or direct effect on the blastula); tubal factor (alteration of tubal motility); inhibition of sperm-capacitation (inhibition of capacitation ie, the ultimate ripping phase of the sperms in the female organism).
Indications/Uses
Emergency oral contraceptive. Postinor 2 is indicated for females having sexual intercourse occasionally.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 tab within 24-72 hrs after sexual intercourse and additional 1 tab 12 hrs after the 1st dose.
Contraindications
Liver and gallbladder diseases. History of gravidity jaundice. Its application in puberty should particularly be considered.
Warnings
In order to secure prevention, not more than 4 tablets monthly are suggested. In case of more frequent intercourses, the combined tablets (or other contraceptive methods) are recommended.
Special Precautions
Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use with caution during pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea and breakthrough bleeding may occur 2-3 days after taking the tablet. In case of more severe bleeding, gynaecological examination is recommended.
Drug Interactions
Not known.
Storage
Store in normal conditions.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
G03AC03 - levonorgestrel ; Belongs to the class of progestogens. Used as systemic contraceptives.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 0.75 mg x 2's.
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