- If you have forgotten to take consecutive 3 regular contraceptive pills
- If your partner’s condom has broken, slipped or been improperly removed or if he has forgotten to use it
- If you fear that your intrauterine device has been expelled
- If your vaginal diaphragm or your contraceptive cap has moved or if have removed it too easily
- If you are afraid that the method of coitus interruptus has failed or if you have had sexual intercourse during the period when you are supposed to be fertile while using the rhythm method
- In the event of rape
Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg Tablets should be taken as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours (3 days) after having unprotected sex. Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg tablets can be taken at any time in the menstrual cycle assuming the person is not already pregnant. The tablet should not be chewed but should be swallowed whole with water. If a regular method of contraception, such as the contraceptive pill, is already being used, this can be continued at the regular times. If unprotected intercourse takes place again after the use of Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg tablets (also if this is during the same menstrual cycle), the tablet will not exert its contraceptive effect and there is again the risk of pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel can be taken at any moment during the menstrual cycle. After using an emergency contraception, it is recommended to use a local contraceptive mean (condom, spermicide, cervical cap) until the next menstrual period resume.
The use of Levonorgestrel does not contraindicate the continuation of regular hormonal contraception. If you have used this medicine while you were using an oral contraception (contraceptive pill), you should carry on taking the usual tablets until the end of the treatment. In case no menstrual period occurs in the next pill free period following the use of Levonorgestrel, a pregnancy test should be performed to rule out a pregnancy.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness, fatigue, headache
- Abdominal pain
- A feeling of breast tenderness
- Bleeding can occur after taking this medicine
Inform doctor of any unwanted effect which is not mentioned here
Pregnancy & Lactation
- It does not allow to prevent a pregnancy in every instance
- The associated hormonal overdosing is not advisable in case of regular intake
- It cannot replace a regular contraception
After taking Levonorgestrel, menstrual period usually occurs at the expected date nevertheless, it can occur earlier or later by a few days. After taking this tablet, it is therefore mandatory to check the absence of pregnancy by performing a pregnancy test in case of abnormal bleeding at the date of expected period or in case of menstrual delay of more than 5 days. The use of emergency contraception does not replace the necessary precautions against sexually transmitted diseases and the measures to be taken in case of risk of transmission. If vomiting would occur within 2 hours after taking this medicine it is recommended to take immediately another Levonorgestrel tablet.