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Post Pill

Emergency Pills


Postpill is a hormonal oral contraceptive tablet that can be used as an emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure. Postpill is made from synthetic progestin, which is similar to the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. Each pack of Postpill contains a single blister of two uncoated tablets of Levonorgestrel 1.5mg.


Effectiveness depends on the user: For optimal efficacy, tablets should be taken as early as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sex or a known or suspected contraceptive failure.

Postpill is not indicated for routine use. It is not effective as a regular method of contraception and is suitable only as an emergency contraceptive. Protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS: None

Who can use Postpill

Any woman can use emergency oral contraception if she is not already pregnant within the stipulated time period.

Who can’t use Postpill

Women with:

  • A known or suspected pregnancy,
  • Hypersensitivity to Levonorgestrel
  • Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
  • Severely decreased liver function
  • Women who have had unprotected intercourse more than 72 hours previously

Side Effects

  • Changes in bleeding patterns including:
    • Slight irregular bleeding for 1–2 days after taking Postpill
    • Monthly bleeding that starts earlier or later than expected
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Breast tenderness