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Levonorgestrel

Levonorgestrel is the active ingredient of, and therefore the cost-saving alternative to "Plan B", the world's most popular morning after pill. Even the most careful people can get caught in the heat of the moment. Levonorgestrel helps avert the risk of pregnancy after engaging in unprotected sex, or in the event of birth control malfunctions.

Levonorgestrel may also be known as: Levonorgestrel, Generic Plan B, Generic Plan B One-Step, Plan B

*Plan B One-StepĀ® is a registered trademark of Women's Capital Corporation.

Uses

Generic Levonorgestrel is a progestin drug that works to prevent the risk of pregnancy after engaging in unprotected sex, or in the event of birth control malfunctions.

How to take

Take Generic Levonorgestrel within 72 hours of unprotected sex or suspected birth control malfunction. Consult your doctor of pharmacist for the precise instructions that apply to you. Carefully read the packaging instruction for more specific instructions. Generic Levonorgestrel should be used as emergency contraception, and not as a regular form of birth control.

Side effects

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.

Generic Levonorgestrel may affect blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.

The most common side effects associated with Generic Levonorgestrel including:
diarrhea, head ache, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, unusual changes in menstrual flow, tender breasts, dizzy feelings, and fatigue.
Seek medical attention if these side effects persist, worsen or become unbearable.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
extreme or constant pain in the lower stomach, menstrual spotting, or if you miss your menstrual period.

Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication

Precautions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Do not take Generic Levonorgestrel if you have a history of the following conditions:
stroke, breast cancer, blood clotting, bleeding in the brain, or abnormal bleeding in the vagina (unassociated with you menstrual period).

Do not take Generic Levonorgestrel if you are pregnant, or suspect that you may be pregnant.

Drug interactions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Do not take Generic Levonorgestrel if you are taking St. John's wort, nevirapine, or rifampin.

Contact your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before adding this medication to your treatment plan:
Beta-adrenergic blockers, valproic acid, antifungals, anticoagulants (including warfarin), HIV protease inhibitors, penicillins, modafinil, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, aprepitant, corticosteroids, barbiturates, topiramate, bosentan, theophylline, selegiline, tetracyclines, carbamazepine, troleandomycin, felbamate, griseofulvin, hydantoins, troglitazone, nevirapine.

Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins, herbal supplements, and over the counter medications) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.

Missed dose

Contact your doctor if you miss a dosage of Generic Levonorgestrel.

Storage

Keep Generic Levonorgestrel in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.