Levonorgestrel – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Levonorgestrel is an emergency contraceptive. This medicine is used to prevent pregnancy after an unprotected sex or if there is a failure from your usual contraceptive.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Levonorgestrel exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

Levonorgestrel is preferably to be taken within 12 hours and not later than 72 hours (3 days) after you have an unprotected sex. Try to take it as soon as possible.

If you vomit within 2 hours after taking this medicine, take another dose.


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