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Levonelle 1500 Microgram Tablet

Size: 1 Tablet | NHS Prescription

Levonelle 1500 Microgram Tablet


Product information
  • Morning after pill
  • Emergency contraception
  • 1500 mg Levonorgestrel
  • Prescription required

Levonelle 1500 is an emergency contraceptive that can be used after unprotected sex or where a contraceptive method has failed. This type of contraception is often called the morning after pill. The availability of Levonelle One-Step from Pharmacy2U is strictly for the purposes of an advance supply, with a maximum order quantity of 1 pack. Each pack of Levonelle 1500 contains a complete treatment which is one round, white tablet.

Levonelle 1500 prevents about 84% of expected pregnancies when it is taken within 72 hours ( 3 days ) of unprotected sex. Levonelle 1500 will not prevent a pregnancy in every instance but the tablet is more effective the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex (it is better to take it within 12 hours rather than delay until the third day ).

Levonelle 1500 is though to work by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing sperm from fertilizing any egg you may have already released or stopping a fertilised egg from attaching itself to your womb lining. It does not work if you are already pregnant. Levonelle 1500 should only be used in emergencies and not used as a regular form of contraceptive. Levonelle is a prescription-only product.

I do not have a prescription
If you do not have a prescription for Levonelle then please start a consultation for the Morning After Pill where our Doctor will decide upon appropriate treatment.

I already have a prescription
Pharmacy2U can only dispense a Prescription Only Medicine (POM) if your order is accompanied by a valid UK prescription issued by your Doctor, consultant or other medical practicioner. Details of where to send the prescription will be issued with your unique order number at the confirmation page.

Levonelle 1500 Side Effects
You should consult the full list of side effects for Levonelle 1500 on the patient information leaflet provided with your treatment. Details of this can also be found here (opens in a new window).

Take the tablet as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, but no later than 72 hours after you have had unprotected sex. Swallow the tablet whole with water

The tablet contains 1500 micrograms of levonorgestrel, which is the active ingredient. Levonelle 1500 also contains the inactive ingredients potato starch, maize starch, colloidial silica anhydrous, magnesium stearate (E572), talc (E533b), lactose monohydrate.

Do not use Levonelle 1500 if you know you have an allergy to any of the ingredients, if you are pregnant or think that you are already pregnant. Tell your doctor before taking Levonelle 1500 if your period is later or your last period was unusual at all, you have had unprotected sex which was more than 72 hours ago, and since your last period, you have a disease of your small bowel, if you have a intolerance to some sugars, ( Levonelle 1500 contains 142.5 mg lactose), you have severe liver problems, you are taking any medication, if you are pregnant, if you are breast feeding. If you are sick within three hours of taking the tablet, you should take another tablet. Once you have taken Levonelle you may feel sick, your periods may be different, your breasts may be tender, you may also encounter headaches, lower abdominal pain, diarrhoea, feel dizzy or feel tired. Please read the leaflet contained within the box before taking. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.