Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill that is to be taken to prevent an unplanned pregnancy after having unprotected sex. It is also known as "the morning-after" pill. It is a single dose medication wherein one dose is used as emergency contraception. It has a chemical composition of Levonorgestrel. This pill has to be taken orally and within 24 to 72 hours of having unprotected sex. The sooner you take the pill, the better the effect will be. As time passes by, the effectiveness of the pill is lowered. It is not necessary to take it at any particular time of the day, but it will be better when taken within 24 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.
Usually, Unwanted 72 is safe if taken properly and at the appropriate time, but it can lead to certain side effects.
The active ingredient of Unwanted 72 tablets is Levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel is a synthetic hormone commonly present in oral contraceptive medicines. Levonorgestrel prevents the release of the egg from the ovary, which is a female reproductive organ. It can also change the lining of the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
What Is Unwanted 72 Used For?
Unwanted 72 tablet is to be taken within 72 hours of the act of penetration for it to be most effective. It helps to prevent pregnancy in case of:
If taken after 72 hours, it becomes ineffective in restricting the fertilization process as in certain cases. The egg is already fertilized in 3 days' time.
It cannot be used to protect against sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS, herpes, and so on.
It does not cause any abortion if you are already pregnant. You can use Condoms as they are a safe and effective method of contraception.
How Does Unwanted 72 Work?
Unwanted 72 contains a hormone in high dose, inactivating LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicular stimulating hormone), and it ultimately makes the lining of the uterus unfavorable for implantation of fertilized egg and ovulation too. It thus works by stopping pregnancy after sex. It takes three days (72 hours) for pregnancy to occur after fertilization, which is what this pill stops from occurring. It does not terminate a pregnancy that has already occurred. So, it is important to take it in the stipulated time frame as directed by your doctor. In case of vomiting within three hours of taking Unwanted 72, it may not work, and another tablet is to be repeated.
The Onset of Action:
Unwanted 72 pills should be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. The sooner the pill is taken, the better will be the effectiveness. The effectiveness of the pill will be better if taken after 24 hours of unprotected sex. It is not effective if taken after 72 hours as the egg is already fertilized in 3 days' time.
How to Take Unwanted 72?
Most doctors recommend taking Unwanted 72 after having meals, but it can be taken at any time throughout the day. If in case you vomit within three hours of taking this pill, then you need to take another pill as soon as possible as the constituents of the pill would not have got absorbed in the body because of vomiting, making the pill ineffective.
You cannot use this pill as an alternative to any other contraceptive device.
These emergency contraceptive pills cannot be used to protect against the risk of any sexually transmitted disease like HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, herpes, etc. Instead, condoms can be used as they are a safe and effective method of contraception.
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