Levonorgestrel is a hormone that can be used as an emergency contraceptive pill. It is one of the safety measures to avoid pregnancy in case of unsafe contact. You should take it within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be followed by second tablet after 12 hours to avoid pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel is a female progestin hormone. It prevents pregnancy through various mechanisms. It is also responsible for other changes that takes place, to avoid pregnancy. They are as follows;
All these mechanism prevents pregnancy or can be used as a Birth control method.
Levonorgestrel is typically a Birth control pill. It is a hormone that helps a women to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure e.g. Broken condom or unprotected sex. It is a type of emergency contraceptive pill. You must not use it as a regular form of birth control medicine. It will not stop the existing pregnancy. The pill does not give protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
It comes as a single pill pack. It is a type of over the counter product. You can buy and use by yourself. But read the given instruction in the leaflet. Use as directed by your physician.
Dosage: – General method is to take it by mouth as soon as possible after unprotected sex. You should take second tablet 12 hours after the first tablet. Take it with or without food. The above pills work best when you take it before 72 hours (3 days) after the action of penetration.
You have to take care in certain cases while using Levonorgestrel.
Both generic & brand drug contain hormone Levonorgestrel. The higher cost of brand name is due to their packaging, pricing and brand name. Different pharmaceutical companies produce different brands of medicine. But the main active ingredient remains the same. Generic medicines are cheaper as compared to the brand once due to many cost saving process.
Cost of one pill (1.5mg) Levonorgestrel is $24.
Cost of one pill (1.5 mg) plan B one step is $36.99.