Morning After Pill(Levonorgestrel) 1.5mg Emergency Contraceptive Tablet(Brand May Vary)
Morning After Pill prevents about 84% of expected pregnancies when you take it within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. The sooner you take Morning After Pill after unprotected sex, the more effective it will be.
Morning After Pill is an emergency contraceptive, also known as the morning after pill. It can be used to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or if your usual contraceptive method has failed.
Morning After Pill is a synthetic version of the natural hormone progesterone produced by the ovaries. By taking it, it is thought to stop or delay the release of an egg (ovulation). The chance of not getting pregnant after taking Morning After Pill is improved by how soon you take it after having unprotected sex, so it is better to take it within the first 12 hours.
Morning After Pill works by:
- Preventing ovulation by stopping the egg from being released into the womb.
- Preventing sperm from fertilising any egg that has already been released.
- It does not work if you are already pregnant and will not work if you take it before unprotected sex.
Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Very common side effects include (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Lower abdominal pain
- Tiredness (fatigue)
- Irregular bleeding until your next period
Always consult the patient information leaflet.
One tablet should be taken as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours and no later than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.
Not recommended for use in young women under 16years of age without medical supervision.