Generic Name and Formulations:
Levonorgestrel 1.5mg; tabs.
Prevention of pregnancy after known or suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse. Not for use as regular contraceptive.
Rule out pregnancy first. ≥17yrs: Take one single-dose as soon as possible but no later than 72hrs after unprotected intercourse. If vomiting occurs within 2hrs, may consider repeating dose (consult physician).
<17yrs: not applicable.
See full labeling. Known or suspected pregnancy.
See full labeling. Ectopic pregnancy. Does not protect against HIV/AIDS or STDs.
Drugs (eg, barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin) or herbal products (eg, St. John's wort) that induce certain enzymes (eg, CYP3A4) may decrease effectiveness.
Menstrual changes, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, breast pain/tenderness.
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