Unwanted 72 is a morning after or emergency contraceptive pill being marketed by Mankind Pharma. Like iPill, the market leader in India, Mankind has also used some innovating marketing campaigns to make this product a household name. This is an over the counter product, and there is no check on the use of it especially by teenage girls. The Health Ministry to the Government of India had issued a statement regarding this where it was said that the widespread use of iPill and Unwanted 72 needs to be curtailed. The marketing companies don’t disclose many long term side effects of oral contraceptive pills.
There is no denying that in many circumstances the use of Oral Contraceptive Pill becomes a sort of necessity. It is always better to have unwanted pregnancy and then going for abortion. If your regular contraceptive measures like condoms failed or if you had physical relationship without any planning and hence could not use any barrier methods, the use of emergency pills like Unwanted 72 becomes necessary.
Side Effects of Unwanted 72
Following are some possible side effects of using Unwanted 72:
- Irregular Menstruation Period
- Mild to Severe Headache
- Sudden Mood Changes
Apart from this there are some reports which say that women regularly using emergency contraceptive pills are at higher risk of getting breast cancer.
Having said that, I would like to reiterate that there is no problem in using this pill in extraordinary situation. You are required to remember the official name of this pill – EMERGENCY. Yes, it MUST be used only in the case of emergency, not regularly. If you are using it regularly, get ready for some serious health complications in the long term. Your male partner needs to understand this fact.
Review of Unwanted 72
If you take a look at the name of this pill, you will find 72. It is nothing, but an indication that this pill will work if you take it within 72 hours of making unprotected physical relationship. However, please keep this fact in mind that for maximum possible protection, you should take it as soon as possible. Here is the level of protection of Unwanted 72:
Within 24 hours: Up to 95%
24 - 48 hours: 85%
48 – 72 hours: 58%
Further, you need to keep in mind that this is not an absorption pill. If you are already pregnant, you should not use Unwanted 72 or for that matter any other emergency contraceptive pills. In that case, it will not have any effect.
If you are pregnant the egg is already fertilized and implanted on the uterus. Unwanted 72 works by not allowing egg to get implanted on the wall of the uterus. It is Progesterone based pill.
What if you vomit after taking the pill? In that case, please take another pill immediately.
In the end, I would like to say that teenage girls should avoid using this pill. Many doctors feel that this pill is not suitable for women below 25 years of age.