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What Is Levonorgestrel?

Levonorgestrel is a progestin hormone contraceptive pill that can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The hormonal contraceptive comes as a single dose. The medication should be taken immediately after unprotected sex to maximize effectiveness. Levonorgestrel has a 95% chance of preventing any unplanned pregnancy if taken according to the leaflet instructions.

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How Does Levonorgestrel Work?

The active ingredient, 1.5mg of Levonorgestrel, works by blocking the release of eggs from the ovaries. The substance inhibits the fertilisation of released eggs and their attachment to the womb lining. For women to become pregnant, the eggs require to be removed and get fertilised by sperm. Levonorgestrel blocks the process, preventing one from conceiving.


Warnings for Levonorgestrel

  • Some women feel sick after using Levonorgestrel. If this occurs, take a replacement tablet. You may also talk to your doctor about using different emergency contraception.
    • Nausea will not affect the effectiveness of Levonorgestrel.
    • You may experience a change of periods after taking Levonorgestrel.
    • The medication is only an emergency Pill and protects you once. Do not use it to replace regular contraceptives.
  • Some medicines can reduce the effectiveness of the Levonorgestrel pill. Consult your GP before taking the morning-after pill if you are on any medications.


How to Take Levonelle

  • Levonorgestrel should be taken orally as soon as possible after unprotected sex; the sooner it is taken, the more effective it is.
  • It is only effective up to 72 hours after sex. If it has been longer than this, you should not take Levonorgestrel; you should instead see your GP to discuss emergency contraception.
  • If you are sick or suffer from diarrhoea within 2 hours of taking Levonorgestrel, it may not have been absorbed and will not be effective. Take another dose as soon as possible.


Levonorgestrel Ingredients

Each Levonorgestrel tablet contains the active ingredient: 1.5mg of Levonorgestrel. It also contains inactive ingredients: potato starch, maize starch, and colloidal silica anhydrous, magnesium stearate (E572), and talc (E533b), lactose monohydrate.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Taking Levonorgestrel

If you do experience side effects from Levonorgestrel, the most common can include:
  • Spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Abdominal pains
  • Nausea or sickness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches