Levonorgestrel

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Levonorgestrel Information



Levonorgestrel Benefits & Uses

Levonorgestrel is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Levonorgestrel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage


Levonorgestrel Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Levonorgestrel is used -

Severe

  • पेट दर्द
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling

Mild

Levonorgestrel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Levonorgestrel safe for pregnant women?


    The effects of Levonorgestrel on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Levonorgestrel safe during breastfeeding?


    Levonorgestrel does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Levonorgestrel on the Kidneys?


    Levonorgestrel rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Levonorgestrel on the Liver?


    Levonorgestrel may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Levonorgestrel on the Heart?


    Levonorgestrel is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Levonorgestrel with Other Drugs

Levonorgestrel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Levonorgestrel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Levonorgestrel unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Levonorgestrel

  • Is this Levonorgestrel habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Levonorgestrel.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Levonorgestrel. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Levonorgestrel should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Levonorgestrel is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Levonorgestrel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Levonorgestrel


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Levonorgestrel, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Levonorgestrel


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Levonorgestrel with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Levonorgestrel

Question about 3 years ago

Does Levonorgestrel cause spotting?

Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Levonorgestrel causes spotting or intermenstrual bleeding, it has been associated with spotting but it occurs rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing severe spotting after taking this medicine then consult with your doctor.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does [Medicne] cause stomach pain?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Levonorgestrel causes stomach pain, this occurs in a few cases only. It is a known side effect of this drug. If you experience stomach pain after taking this drug, consider taking a mild painkiller. Even if the pain does not subside or becomes more severe then discuss with your doctor immediately. Keep him/her informed about the emergency pill.

Question almost 3 years ago

How effective is Levonorgestrel in preventing pregnancy?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

According to clinical evidence Levonorgestrel is effective in preventing pregnancy in 7 out of 8 women. Please keep in mind that this medicine has to be taken as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse for the best results.

Question over 2 years ago

Can I take Levonorgestrel with aspirin?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Levonorgestrel can be taken with aspirin. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Levonorgestrel along with aspirin if it does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Levonorgestrel?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Ideally, Levonorgestrel has to be taken orally once as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected intercourse. It can be taken with the food or without the food.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Plan B (Levonorgestrel)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 318,322

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 348-352



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