Postinor-2 is an emergency contraceptive only. Postinor-2 is not intended as a regular method of contraception. 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.
It is not known whether Postinor-2 is effective if taken more than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.
Postinor-2 will not prevent you from catching sexually transmitted diseases. Ask your doctor or our pharmacist if you have any questions about why you are taking Postinor-2.
Before you take Postinor-2
Before you start treatment with Postinor-2, your doctor or pharmacist should: