Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Postpone-72 Tablet

Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Levonorgestrel
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 17, 2019

Postpone tablet is a progestin that is used as contraception. It is a hormone that is used by women to avoid unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sexual activity (or in case of condom breakage or failure of other forms of birth control that you may have taken). This medication stops ovulation in a number of ways. It changes the path of either the sperm or the eggs.

Avoid using this medicine if:

  • You are pregnant or a breastfeeding woman.
  • You are taking any prescription or over the counter drugs or herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • You are allergic to any kind of medicines, foods or substances.
  • You suffer from a tendency of tubal pregnancy.
  • You are diabetic.
  • You are under seventeen years of age.
  • You are taking particularly any antifungals, anticoagulants or valproic acid.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Emergency Contraception

  • Long Term Contraception

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Spotting Or Bleeding Between Periods

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • Dizziness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine remains active in the system for up to 7 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    This medicine is rapidly and almost completely absorbed after oral administration and reaches the peak levels within 1.5-2.5 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future. This medicine should be taken only after chances of being pregnant are ruled out.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine can be used by women who are breastfeeding if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Postpone-72 Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of a multi-dose therapy with this medicine.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact your doctor if an overdose with this is medicine is suspected.

This medication is a nortestosterone derivative and is a potent inhibitor of ovulation. This medicine also prevents fertilization of the egg and reduces the secretion of hormones like follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    Avoid or minimize the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Thyroid function tests

    Use of this medicine can potentially interfere with thyroid function test and give false values. Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before undergoing a thyroid function test.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.

Ques: What is Postpone-72 Tablet?

Ans: It has has Levonorgestrel as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by stopping ovaries from releasing an egg.

Ques: What are the uses of Postpone-72 Tablet?

Ans: Postpone-72 Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Emergency contraception and Long term contraception.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Postpone-72 Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include Unexpected bleeding, Lower abdominal pain, Convulsions, Breast tenderness, Temporary disturbance of normal monthly cycle, Lower stomach pain, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Diarrhea, Vomiting, allergic reaction, and Tiredness.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Postpone-72 Tablet?

Ans: Postpone should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Popular Health Tips

Table of Content
About Postpone-72 Tablet
What are the uses of Postpone-72 Tablet
What are the contraindications of Postpone-72 Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Postpone-72 Tablet ?
Key highlights of Postpone-72 Tablet
What are the substitutes for Postpone-72 Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Postpone-72 Tablet ?
FAQs about Postpone-72 Tablet