Emergency contraceptive pill Levonelle can be used up to 72 hours after having an unprotected sexual intercourse, or in cases where other contraceptive methods failed.

NOTE: If at the time of reading this text, you have already had unprotected sex and are looking for an effective morning-after pill, we would much rather recommend ellaOne pills whose effects last up to 120 hours after the intercourse.

How do Levonelle morning-after pills protect against unplanned pregnancy?

Levonelle is a pill used as postcoital contraception. The pill’s active ingredient – levonorgestrel – is a synthetic derivative of progesterone. The mechanism behind emergency contraceptive pills has not been fully discovered yet, but it is believed that their effectiveness is primarily based on preventing ovulation and growth of the mucous membranes of the uterus. During a normal menstrual cycle, mature egg cells are released into the ovaries, which results in increased production of progesterone and prevention of a further release of the ova. Levonorgestrel makes the body receive a signal that ovulation has occurred, and therefore the egg is not released into the ovaries. Synthetic hormones also increase the viscosity of the mucus in the cervix, which causes the sperm to encounter a serious obstacle on their way to the ovum.

The pill should be taken no later than three days after the unprotected intercourse.

According to the manufacturer, 84 percent of women manage to prevent pregnancy by taking the tablet within 72 hours, so it is extremely important to take it as soon as possible.

How should Levonelle morning-after pills be used?

Levonelle morning-after pill should be taken as soon as possible after having an intercourse without protection. It is best if the tablet is taken between 12 and 72 hours after the intercourse.

If you experience vomiting, you should take the next pill within three hours. Please note that any distressing symptoms should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist.

When do I need to take special care while using Levonelle?

When taking Levonelle morning-after pill, you should exercise extreme caution if you suffer from:

  • diseases associated with malabsorption, such as Crohn’s disease
  • intolerance to galactose
  • liver problems
  • porphyria

Does Levonelle cause any side effects?

Adoption of such a high dose of hormones in a single dose may cause undesirable side effects, but this is not a principle, so in fact none of the following symptoms must occur in you. The most common side effects of using emergency contraceptive pills are:

Symptoms occurring very frequently (in more than 1 in 10 people)

  • headaches
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea

Symptoms occurring frequently

  • mood swings
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • menstrual pain
  • muscle, back or pelvis pain
  • fatigue
  • breast tenderness

Symptoms occurring infrequently

  • sudden menstrual bleeding
  • PMS
  • vaginal discharges
  • insomnia
  • changes in sex drive
  • hot flushes

How can I buy Levonelle online?

Levonelle can be purchased through our website, but before the pills are prepared for shipment, you are required to complete a medical consultation form with relevant information concerning the state of your health, because our doctor may prescribe emergency contraceptive pills only to patients who are not threatened by the risk of possible unwanted and dangerous side effects.