The pill shows its action to terminate pregnancy by causing alterations in the cervical mucus and uterine lining which makes uneasy for the sperms to reach to uterus and fertilize the female egg. Hence fertilized egg doesnot become capable to get attach with the uterine wall.
The pill should be taken as per prescription. When the prescription of period get over, the medication intake should be stopped. The pill should be taken according to the prescribed time and as a single dose within 72 hours of unsafe sex. If there occur vomiting within 1 hour of taking this medicine, information should be given to the doctor. The efficacy of the medicines depend upon the timing of taking pill.
There should not develop to the regular habit of this pill because the overdose of pill can cause damage of ovaries like effects. Some more overdose symptoms can cause vomiting and nausea also. If these overdose symptoms appears, visit to the nearest hospital immediately. Only one pill should be taken within 72 hours of unsafe sex.
This pill is contraindicated to the women who have achieved pregnancy or is suspected for pregnancy.
The various drug interactions of the medication are:
The drugs which shows interaction with levonorgestrel includes rifampin, barbiturate drugs like amobarbital, and butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital or phenobarbital or seizure medications like phenytoin or carbamazepine.
The side effects of the medication are:
Lower stomachache can be felt due to the tubal pregnancy that exists inside the fallopian tube.
Some more side effects which are less severe are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, pain and tenderness in breast, early or delayed menstrual cycle or headache.
- All the medication background of the patient and any allergic condition should be cleared to the doctor.
- The medication is avoided in diabetic patient.
- The medication is not recommended for females under the age of 17 years.
- Levonorgestrel should not be given to the nursing mothers because it can pass to the breast milk.
This pill helps in preventing the unwanted pregnancy which can occur due to unsafe sex or failure of other contraceptives.
|Generic||Levonorgestrel (or l-norgestrel or D-norgestrel)|
|Strength||Levonorgestrel (or l-norgestrel or D-norgestrel)|