Levonorgestrel is the generic counterpart of the branded Levonelle. This emergency contraceptive method is designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies within 3 days of unprotected sexual intercourse. You can also take Levonorgestrel if your regular contraceptive method has failed.
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Like all emergency morning after pills, the effectiveness of the tablet will depend on how soon you take it. Studies show that Levonorgestrel is most effective if taken in the first 12 hours. Its efficacy drops to 95% after 24 hours.
Levonorgestrel is a synthetic or man-made hormone similar to progesterone which is produced by the ovaries. This hormone delays the release of a mature egg which the sperm can fertilize. It also inhibits fertilization in case an egg has already been released.
A word of caution: Levonorgestrel is not effective for women weighing 70 kilograms and above. If you are, we recommend that you choose EllaOne or an alternative contraceptive instead.
How to Use Levonorgestrel
Take Levonorgestrel as soon as you can after unprotected sexual intercourse - ideally, within the first 12 hours. Don’t take Levonorgestrel 3 days after unprotected sex as it will not be effective anymore. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication, take a replacement dose.
Don’t delay. The sooner you take Levonorgestrel the better. Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Levonorgestrel Side Effects
Some of the common side effects of Levonorgestrel include headache, pain in the lower abdomen, abnormal bleeding, nausea, and fatigue. If these side effects persist, contact your doctor.