The only way of knowing whether MEDINOR™ has worked is when you get your next period, which should come at the expected time or within 5 days of the expected time. If your period is more than 5 days late, you may be pregnant. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to call your doctor or healthcare professional.
Keep in mind, MEDINOR™ is less likely to work if:
If you're sexually active, it's always a good idea to see a healthcare professional for routine checkups. Your healthcare professional will talk to you about STDs, and if necessary, test you for them, discuss effective methods of routine birth control, and answer any other questions you may have.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, speak to a healthcare professional as they would be able to provide more information about MEDINOR™.
MEDINOR™ is intended for emergency use only and should not replace regular contraception as it is not as effective as regular birth control methods and has more side effects than regular contraception. If you are having sexual intercourse on a regular basis, it is advisable that you speak to a healthcare professional about the most suitable contraceptive method for you.
It is advisable that you discuss routine contraception with your healthcare professional. Regarding the IUD, it can be inserted during the next menstrual cycle. In any case after you have taken MEDINOR™ a barrier contraceptive method (e.g. condom, spermicide, diaphragm or cervical cap) should be used.
MEDINOR™ will not offer protection against STDs and therefore precautions need to be taken to prevent them. Condoms offer the most effective protection against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and should be used every time you have sex. If you think that you might have an STD, it is advisable to speak to your healthcare professional to arrange the necessary tests.
No, there is no interference between MEDINOR™ and pregnancy tests.
In clinical trials, the proportion of pregnancies avoided after the use of emergency contraception varied from 52 % to 85 % of expected pregnancies(2). Efficacy appears to decline with time after intercourse (95 % within 24 hours, 85 % within 24-48 hours and 58 % if used between 48 and 72 hours)(2).
Efficacy is higher when emergency contraception is used as early as possible.
Remember, emergency contraception does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV/AIDS.