This medication is a birth control pill, prescribed after unprotected sexual intercourse or suspected birth control failure.
It inhibits ovulation, prevents transport of sperm or eggs and thus prevents fertilization and alters the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs.
This medication is available in the form of tablet to take by mouth (orally), with or without food, and intrauterine system for 5 years.
Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs. Avoid cigarette smoking. People older than 35 years of age andor smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day have more chance for heart disease. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. To protect from diseases caused by having sex, use a latex condom. - Oral: - This drug will not end a pregnancy. This drug is not for regular use to stop pregnancy. Uterine device: If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. If you have heart valve problems, talk with your doctor. If you have high blood pressure, talk with your doctor.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to levonorgestrel or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Mirena® (uterine device): - If you have any of these health problems: Active liver disease, blood clots, breast cancer, tumor where estrogen makes it grow, or vaginal bleeding. If you have any of these health problems: Pap smear that is not normal, endometritis after a birth, infected abortion in the last 3 months, pelvic infection, pregnancy where the fertilized egg was not in a normal position, uterine or cervical tumor or growth, uterine fibroids, or untreated cervicitis or vaginitis. If you have an IUD (intrauterine device) in place. If you or your partner have sex with more than one person. If your body is weak at fighting infections.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad headache. Very bad belly pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. A lump in the breast or breast soreness. For women, if you are pregnant or may be pregnant. - Oral: - If you throw up within 2 hours of taking this drug. Uterine device:- Cannot feel string. Device comes out. Painful sex. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Very bad belly pain. Follow up with your doctor after using this drug for 3 months.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Oestrogens & Progesterones & Related Synthetic Drugs, Oral Contraceptives, Depot Contraceptives
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