LEVONORGESTREL

Product: 
LEVONORGESTREL
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Fertility & Antifertility Agents
Sub Group: 
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
International Brand Name: 
Contraception
Dosages: 
Escapelle,Levonelle, Norlevo,Postinor
Unit of Packing: 
0.75 MG
In treatment of: 
Tablets
Adverse Effects: 
1. Breast tenderness 2. Nausea 3. Vomiting 4. Abdominal pain 5. Headache 6. Dizziness 7. Fatigue 8. Depression Implants: 1. Breast tenderness 2. Nausea 3. Vomiting 4. Abdominal pain 5. Headache 6. Dizziness 7. Fatigue 8. Depression 9. Tingling 10. Numbness 11. Amenorrhoea 12. Irregular bleeding 13. Prolonged bleeding 14. Spotting 15. Cervicitis 16. Vaginitis 17. Leucorrhoea 18. Brest discharge 19. Decreased thyroxin levels 20. Weight gain 21. Mastalgia 22. Musculoskeletal pain 23. Dermatitis 24. Acne 25. Hirsutism 26. Alopecia 27. Itching
Contraiindication: 
Oral: 1. Hypersensitivity to the drug 2. Undiagnosed genital bleeding Implants: 1. Hypersensitivity to the drug or implant system 2. Undiagnosed genital bleeding 3. Thrombophlebitis 4. Thromboembolic disorders 5. Intracranial hypertension 6. Breast cancer 7. Liver tumors 8. Acute hepatic diseases
Special Precaution: 
1. Emergency contraceptive method should not replace normal contraceptive method 2. Use implants preferably in women who already have one child 3. Avoid use of implants in pelvic inflammatory diseases 4. Hepatic impairment 5. Cardiovascular disorders 6. Diabetes mellitus 7. Seizures 8. Mental depression 9. Migraine 10. High blood pressure
Interaction: 
Simultaneous administration of certain anticonvulsant drugs (phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, carbamazepine, certain antibiotics such as rifabutin, rifamycin and griseofulvin) can reduce or suppress the effectiveness of emergency contraception.
Servings: 
Oral: Emergency contraception: 750mcg Levonorgestrel soon after unprotected sex; not later than 72hours. Take a second tablet after 12 hours of taking first dose. Implant: Long term prevention of pregnancy (up to 5years): A total dose of 216mg present in 6 silastic capsules are surgically implanted in the superficial plane beneath the skin of upper arm during first week of onset of menses. Intrauterine implant: Long term prevention of pregnancy (up to 5years): The product is inserted in to the uterus by a trained person; once every 5years.

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