Product details of [MED] Emcon-1 1.5mg Tablet, 1 Strip [Levonorgestrel 1.5mg]
- Quantity number indicates 1 strip.
- 1 pc tablet in one strip.
- Emergency Contraceptive Pill.
Levonorgestrel is an emergency contraceptive pill for women. Levonorgestrel should be used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It should not be taken as regular birth control pill. This medicine is also known as morning after pill. Levonorgestrel belongs to a group of medicines called progestogen.
Levonorgestrel is a progestin or a synthetic form of the naturally occurring female se X hormone, progesterone. In a woman normal menstrual cycle, an egg matures and is released from the ovaries (ovulation). The ovary then produces progesterone, preventing the release of further eggs and priming the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs, progesterone levels in the body remain high, maintaining the womb lining. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels in the body fall, resulting in a menstrual period. Levonorgestrel tricks the body processes into thinking that ovulation has already occurred, by maintaining high levels of the synthetic progesterone. This prevents the release of eggs from the ovaries.
levonorgestrel 0.75 mg Tablets should be taken at the same time, orally, as soon as possible but within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. The total dosage for one complete regimen of levonorgestrel consists in a single dose of 1.50 mg levonorgestrel.
Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg Tablets should be taken as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours (3 days) after having unprotected se X . Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg tablets can be taken at any time in the menstrual cycle assuming the person is not already pregnant. The tablet should not be chewed but should be swallowed whole with water. If a regular method of contraception, such as the contraceptive pill, is already being used, this can be continued at the regular times. If unprotected intercourse takes place again after the use of Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg tablets (also if this is during the same menstrual cycle), the tablet will not exert its contraceptive effect and there is again the risk of pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel can be taken at any moment during the menstrual cycle. After using an emergency contraception, it is recommended to use a local contraceptive mean (condom, spermicide, cervical cap) until the ne X t menstrual period resume.
The use of Levonorgestrel does not contraindicate the continuation of regular hormonal contraception. If you have used this medicine while you were using an oral contraception (contraceptive pill), you should carry on taking the usual tablets until the end of the treatment. In case no menstrual period occurs in the ne X t pill free period following the use of Levonorgestrel, a pregnancy test should be performed to rule out a pregnancy.