Levonelle - One Step 1500 1 Tablet (P)


Levonelle - One Step 1500

1 Tablet 

This Medicine is sold by The French Pharmacy at the professional discretion of a pharmacist.

Please note that you must be in to sign for this delivery.

We need to ensure that this medicine is suitable for the person it is intended for. Therefore a pharmacist may be required to contact you by phone to find out some additional information. If they are unable to speak to you when required your order may be delayed or the pharmacy medicine part of your order cancelled.

Please ensure your contact details are correct before ordering this medicine.


Hazards and Cautions

If you have used certain other medicines in the last 4 weeks, in particular treatment for epilepsy, for tuberculosis, for HIV infection or herbal medicines containing St. John's wort (see leaflet), Levonelle One Step may work less effectively. If you use these medicines, take 2 tablets of Levonelle One Step. If you are unsure or to ask for an alternative treatment speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Levonelle One Step.
Warning: If you are under 16, you must visit your doctor or family planning clinic to get emergency contraception.


It's a fact of life that accidents happen with contraception. Perhaps you are on the Pill and forgot to take it? Maybe you have been sick and you're wondering if the Pill will still work? Possibly you were using a condom and something went wrong?

If you're anxious because you've had unprotected sex or concerned that you may be at risk of pregnancy, Levonelle One Step® (the morning after pill, emergency contraceptive pill) can be the answer to your worries.

If you think you may need emergency contraception it's important to act quickly - within hours rather than days.

What is Levonelle One Step®?
Levonelle One Step® is also known as 'the morning after pill' but you can take it up to 3 days (72 hours) after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

The earlier you take Levonelle One Step® morning after pill the more likely it is to work, so it's important to act quickly, in hours rather than days.

How does the morning after pill work?
It's still not fully understood how Levonelle One Step® morning after pill works because it depends on where you are in your cycle.

For example:

- The morning after pill may stop an egg being released from the ovary (ovulation)

- It may prevent sperm from fertilising any egg that may already have been released

- It may stop a fertilised egg from attaching itself to the lining of the womb

Levonelle One Step® stops a pregnancy before it is established. It doesn't work if you are already pregnant. The sooner you take Levonelle One Step®, the more effective it is.

Emergency contraceptive pills are not meant to be used as a regular method of contraception. If you're sexually active, whether you have sex occasionally or frequently, you need to choose a regular long-term method of contraception that suits you.

Will Levonelle One Step Morning After Pill Work?
Provided you follow the instructions, Levonelle One Step is 95% effective within 24 hours of having unprotected sex, 85% effective between 25 - 48 hours and 58% between 49 - 72 hours. There is 1 tablet in the pack, which its important to take as quickly as possible.

After taking Levonelle One Step® morning after pill, most women will have a normal period at the time they expect but sometimes, your period might come earlier or later than usual. It can also be lighter or heavier than usual. Or, you could have some 'spotting' until your next period.

Levonelle One Step® is not 100% effective and will not prevent pregnancy in every woman.

If the emergency contraceptive pill fails and you do become pregnant, do not take Levonelle One Step® again. Levonelle One Step® does not work if you are already pregnant. If you need further advice, go to your doctor or family planning clinic as soon as possible.

I want to take care of my sexual health
Anyone can make a mistake with contraception and no matter how careful you are, things can still go wrong. When you get a scare, you can feel really upset and worried about the prospect of an unplanned pregnancy.

While Levonelle One Step® emergency contraception is designed to cover you in situations like this, it is not meant to be used as a regular method of birth control and it does not give you any protection from sexually transmitted infections.

If you are sexually active, it's really important to take good care of your sexual health, firstly by having safe sex, and secondly, by choosing a long-term method of contraception that suits you.

Can be sold to women over 16 years.

Always read the label

How to use:

How to take Levonelle One Step® Emergency Contraceptive Pill

-    Take the morning after pill tablet as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex.

-    Swallow the tablet whole, with water if necessary. Do not delay taking the tablet. Levonelle One Step works better the sooner you take it after having unprotected sex.

-    If you are already using a regular method of contraception such as the contraceptive pill, you can continue to take this at your regular times.

Always use Levonelle One Step exactly as your pharmacist/doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. This medicine is not recommended for use in children.




Before you take Levonelle One Step®...

Not recommended for women under the age of 16 years without medical supervision.

Do not use Levonelle One Step if:

-    If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of Levonelle One Step.

If any of the following points apply to you, tell your doctor before you take Levonelle One Step:

-    You are pregnant or think that you may already be pregnant, as this medicine will not work if you are already pregnant.

-    You have a disease of your small bowel (such as Crohn's disease) that interferes with the way you digest your food

-    You have severe liver problems

-    You have ever had an ectopic pregnancy (where the baby develops somewhere outside the womb)

-    You have ever had a disease called salpingitis (inflammation of the Fallopian tubes).

Some medicines may interact with Leveonelle One Step® and reduce its effectiveness.  These include:

 -    Barbiturates and other medicines used to treat epilepsy, medicines used to treat TB, ritonavir, griseofulvin, Herbal remedies containing St John's Wort, Cyclosporin.

In some cases, it will be possible to take Levonelle One Step®, provided you have spoken to your doctor, family planning clinic or pharmacist first.

You should contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking Levonelle One Step® morning after pill if you are on or require medication, for the treatment of a medical condition, or for any other reason.

Levonelle One Step contains lactose monohydrate. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.



What does Levonelle One Step® morning after pill contain?

- Ingredients include: potato starch, maize starch, colloidal silica anhydrous, magnesium stearate (E572), talc (E533b), lactose monohydrate

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