How to Use Levonelle?
One tablet should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours. If vomiting occurs within three hours of taking the tablet, another tablet should be taken immediately. It can be used at any time during the menstrual cycle unless menstrual bleeding is overdue as you should NOT take Levonelle if you might be pregnant.
What are the side effects of Levonelle?
Like all medicines, Levonelle can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects are nausea, bleeding not related to menstruation, lower abdominal (stomach) pain, headaches and tiredness. Less commonly, delay of the period, irregular bleeding, diarrhoea and vomiting, tender breasts, diarrhoea, feel dizzy or feel tired can be experienced.
You should consult the full list of side effects on the patient information leaflet provided with your treatment. Details of this can also be found here.