An Unwanted72 Pill is an emergency medication that prevents unwanted pregnancy after 72 hours of unprotected sexual activity. It is an effective method of birth control. It has levonorgestrel as an active component.
Unwanted72 should not be used as a regular contraceptive. It can disrupt the regular cycle of hormones. It is not recommended to be used if a pregnancy has already been completed.
The mechanism for Unwanted 72 Pill
- If the active ingredient (levonorgestrel), gets into the circulatory system, it blocks the development of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones aid in the development and release of eggs.
- If the egg has been released by the ovary, the pill will prevent the egg from being fertilized.
- Fertilization that has already taken place prevents the attachment (implantation) of the embryo to the uterus.
Unwanted 72 Side Effects of Periods
- The normal menstrual cycle is disrupted
- The bleeding tendency increases
- A cause of withdrawal bleeding (bleeding that occurs before the period’s due date)
- This can lead to more severe periods
- Vomiting and Nausea
- Abdominal pain
- Modifications in the menstrual cycle (hormones)
- Uterine bleeding
- Prosperous breasts
The Unwanted 72 Effects of the Next Period
- The effects of the emergency pills depend on when and how they were taken.
- The earlier you take the pill, the sooner your next period will be.
- Periods might arrive sooner than anticipated if the emergency pill is taken within the first three weeks.
- Pregnancy pills taken before the fertile day (LH surge) do not allow for ovulation (release from the egg from the ovary). They also increase the likelihood of the next periods occurring sooner.
- After the ovulation (released egg from the ovary), the emergency pill does not cause a change in the menstrual cycle.
- The fourth week of the monthly period is when the emergency pill should be taken. It is observed that although the periods will occur at the normal time, there will be more bleeding for a longer period.
- Consult a doctor if the periods don’t start after you have taken the pill, or for longer than one week. There are possible side effects.
- If there is persistent vaginal bleeding after taking the emergency medication, consult your gynecologist.
- Take another emergency pill if vomiting occurs within three hours of taking the emergency medication.
- James Trussell, January 2007; Bleeding after use of the levonorgestrel regimen of emergency contraception: concordance between women’s reports of their menstrual periods and an objective algorithm – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17161121/
- Alisa Goldberg, James Trussell, Melissa Hays, April 2006; Bleeding patterns after use of levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16531171/