Levonorgestrel Tablet is a single-dose that provides a relatively safe and easy way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy and must be taken within 72 hours.

Indications & Usage
Prevents Unplanned Pregnancy.

Mechanism of Action
The pill's active ingredient is levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone that prevents pregnancy stopping or delaying the release of an egg, affecting the cervical mucus to make it harder for the sperm and egg to meet, and possibly changing the

Its Effectiveness
The earlier one consumes the tablet, the better and more effective it is, as the effectiveness of the drug reduces as time wears on. When consumed within 24 hours the tablet offers 95% effectiveness; however, the success rate reduces to 85% when consumed within 25-48 hours and 58% when taken between 49-72 hours. Further, if the periods get delayed by more than one week, it is advised that the woman seeks medical consultation and goes for a pregnancy test.

Side Effects
The drug will not have any effect if the fertilized egg has already attached itself to the wall of the womb by the time i-pill is consumed.
  • Some common side effects observed after consuming this pill are nausea, vomiting, lower abdominal pain, dizziness, feeling breast tenderness, and headache. However, they should subside within a day or two of taking the drug.
  • Unexpected vaginal bleeding and delay or early occurrence of menstrual cycle can also be observed in some women, but they aren't risky.
  • This pill will be of no use if pregnancy has already started.
  • Those allergic to levonorgestrel, should avoid the usage of this drug.
  • However, one should contact a medical practitioner on immediate basis if the female experiences symptoms, such as severe headache, severe abdominal pain, eye problems like blurring of vision, chest pain or shortness of breath, and severe leg or arm pain.

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