Pack of 1 tablet Levonelle 1500mg

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Levonelle is an emergency contraceptive pill, which prevents pregnancy. It needs to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex in order to be effective. You can order online - one of our doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

Levonelle 1500 contains 1.5mg of levonorgestrel, a hormone commonly used in ordinary contraceptive pills. Emergency contraception requires one single dose, which should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex. 

The sooner you take Levonelle after sex, the better it works.

Levonelle - One Course £27
Levonelle for Future Use £27

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Taking Levonelle

How soon do I need to take Levonelle?

Levonelle must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

If you had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago, Levonelle won’t work, but there are other emergency contraception options available to you, such as having a coil fitted or taking EllaOne (a different type of emergency contraceptive pill). Your local family planning clinic can advise you on alternative emergency contraception options. 

Take Levonelle with a drink of water without chewing the tablet.

How can I buy Levonelle online?

If you would like to buy Levonelle online, our doctors provide a safe and discreet service. They are registered with the General Medical Council and based in the UK.

To place an order, you need to fill in a short medical questionnaire and choose a delivery method. You can have your treatment delivered to your home via post or courier (depending on your location). Alternatively, you can opt for in-store collection, which lets you collect your order from your local Superdrug Pharmacy.

After you have placed your order, our doctors will review your answers and assess whether it is safe for you to take a Levonelle pill. We will send you an email or a text to confirm that your order is on the way or (if you wanted to collect it) that it is ready for collection.

How does Levonelle work?

Levonelle works a bit like the conventional contraceptive pill. It prevents pregnancy by tricking your body into thinking it has already ovulated (produced an egg). It makes it difficult for sperm to get to an egg to fertilise it. Finally, it changes the lining of the womb to make it difficult for a fertilised egg to implant.

The main difference between Levonelle and normal birth control pills is the dosage. One pill of Levonelle contains a much larger dose of levonorgestrel (a type of sex hormone) than any contraceptive pill, which is why it isn’t designed to be used regularly.

How effective is Levonelle?

In order for the treatment to be effective, you need to take Levonelle no more than 72 hours after you had unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the more likely it is to be effective. It will not be effective if you have already started to ovulate, unlike the IUD which will work during ovulation.

If you take Levonelle in the first 72 hours after unprotected sex and when you are not ovulating, your chance of not getting pregnant is 97-99%.

Levonelle is not effective if taken just before ovulation begins. EllaOne is a better choice of oral emergency contraceptive pill if you are close to ovulation. EllaOne will also not work after ovulation has started.

Medical studies say that EllaOne reduces the risk of pregnancy more than Levonelle does during the first 72 hours after unprotected sex. The most effective emergency contraception is the copper IUD (intrauterine device). The IUD provides 99% protection against pregnancy 5 days after unprotected sex or ovulation.

If you have any doubts after taking Levonelle as to whether you are pregnant, visit your GP. Your GP will be able to check whether you are pregnant.

Who can take Levonelle?

Most women can safely take Levonelle. However, you mustn’t take it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If your BMI is higher than 26, Levonelle may not be as effective. Also, Levonelle is not suitable for women who are breastfeeding.

It is also important to note, that Levonelle won’t work if you are already pregnant. This could be the case if you had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago or if you have previously had unprotected sex and your period is late. If this is a case, visit your local GP to find out whether you are pregnant. Levonelle is also not suitable if you are ovulating or just about to start.

In some cases, the use of Levonelle may not be recommended. This could be the case if you have Crohn’s disease, have a severe liver problem, have a history of ectopic pregnancy or have ever suffered from a condition called salpingitis. If any of these apply to you, your doctor may recommend an alternative form of emergency contraception.

Dosage

Levonelle is one pill that you take as a single dose.

You should take it as soon as you can after unprotected sex. Make sure you take it within 72 hours of sex or else it won’t work. If you are taking a contraceptive pill, you can continue taking this as usual.

If you have diarrhoea or vomit within three hours of taking the tablet, you need to consult a doctor, as the treatment may not have worked. If this happens the doctor will advise on whether you need to take an additional dose of Levonelle to prevent pregnancy.

Ingredients

Levonelle 1500 contains 1.5mg of levonorgestrel, which is the active ingredient. Further ingredients include maize starch, potato starch, magnesium, colloidal silica anhydrous, stearate (E572), talc (E533b), lactose monohydrate. Do not take Levonelle if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients. 

The emergency contraceptive pill will not treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - if it is possible that you are at risk of having caught an STI, it is best to do an STI test.

Levonelle Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Levonelle

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient leaflet supplied with your medication.

Late Period with Levonelle

Women often find that their next period is late after they have taken Levonelle. This does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. However, if your next period is more than 5 days late, you should take a pregnancy test and consult a doctor to confirm that Levonelle has worked.

Does Levonelle cause bleeding?

After taking Levonelle, you might find that you experience some spotting or bleeding until your next period. This is not unusual and you don’t need to worry about this. If you experience severe unexplained bleeding, you need to see a doctor.

Drug Interactions

Do Levonelle and alcohol interact?

There is no known interaction between Levonelle and alcohol. Drinking alcohol does not reduce the effectiveness of your Levonelle tablet. 

Levonelle and antibiotics

There is no known interaction between Levonelle and antibiotics. However, you need to inform your pharmacist or doctor of any medication you are currently taking before you use Levonelle.

Levonelle and the combined pill

If you are taking a contraceptive pill and used Levonelle because you forgot to take a pill you need to continue taking your pill as usual. You don’t need to skip a pill.

If you have missed a pill you should also use a barrier method of contraception such as a condom or diaphragm for at least 7 days.

Levonelle is known to interact with:

  • Barbiturates
  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy
  • Medications used to treat tuberculosis
  • Certain HIV treatments
  • The fungal treatment griseofulvin
  • Ciclosporin
  • St. John’s Wort
Please inform the doctor of any medication you have taken recently.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You suffer from Crohn’s disease or any other condition affecting the small bowel
  • You have a liver problem
  • You have had an ectopic pregnancy in the past
  • You have ever had an inflammation of the fallopian tubes (such as salpingitis)
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    The pill did the job it was purchased for. The side affects were all took into consideration although I only suffered with two of the very common ones for 2 days and it wasn't detrimental to my every day life, I was still able to work.

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    Worked great for me. I had no side effects and i was able to get quick piece of mind, before getting on with my life.

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    by , 12th Mar 2017
    As I'm a carer I don't have several hours to be waiting in a drop in clinic to be seen. Ordered my prescription online the doctor reviewed and validated it within a couple of hours went and picked it up next day with no fuss... some Superdrug's offer a 3hr shuttle delivery service but mine either doesn't or I ordered a little late for the service but either way very happy thank you.

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    by , 21st Feb 2017
    The product was ok didn't have any side effects or any sort of pain which I was happy about just hope my next period will come normal without any complications and I hope the product did it job since there was no side effect of or any sort of pains

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    by , 26th Jan 2017
    I ordered a medication that was extremely time sensitive, only to find that they couldn't deliver it because it needed a signature and I would have to wait 24hrs before picking it up at my local post office! The reason I ordered it to be delivered is so it would be waiting for me at home as I work ridiculously long hours and cannot get to a post office or a pharmacy!

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    by , 16th Dec 2016
    2x Morning After pills purchased for future use. Was surprised how quickly they arrived,. Only found this service the day before ordering and thought this would be a good product to have at home for an emergency, holidays and weekend when you can't get to your GPs or chemists. Was right as the very next day I needed to use one! Takes the panic and worry out of the situation. A good service, I will definitely be using this site -and this product again.

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    Had no problems was a life saver.

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    Very good service, stress free

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    by , 19th Oct 2016
    Did exactly what it's meant to! I did bleed 3 days after taking the tablet...for a few days, but no other side affects at all

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    by , 14th Sep 2016
    Quick, easy, honest, discrete and reliable. Just wish you'd get off my case with the emails now...

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    by , 5th Aug 2016
    Arrived when they said it would, text updates where very useful.

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    by , 27th Jul 2016
    I had a good experience, and also Fast delivery!

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    by , 4th Jul 2016
    Very good. Did not get my full order initially and messages in. Was resolved promptly. X

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    by , 3rd Jul 2016
    Not so much a problem with the item ordered but morseo the delivery. I had purchased a next day delivery and it didn't come until 2 days later, then I had to wait another day for it to be collected fro the post office!

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    Very easy and straight forward service would highly recommend

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    by , 9th Jun 2016
    I was pleased with the quick turnaround and never thought super drug would have what I needed which saved me a lot of time.

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    by , 2nd Jun 2016
    Fantastic service. Thanks

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    by , 19th May 2016
    Service was quick and discrete. The product itself was exactly what I'd hoped for.

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    by , 9th May 2016
    Great service and quick delivery, good products!

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    by , 7th May 2016
    Picked up from the store and given excellent advice, which was more reassuring than having it delivered to my house.

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    Great service, very quick and helpful. Thank you

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    by , 30th Mar 2016
    Quick Delivery and a hassle free free service! Would recommend

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    by , 24th Mar 2016
    I am extremely unimpressed with super drug. I ordered some medication to be delivered as I could not get to a pharmacist. I still have not received this medication however have been charged for it.

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    by , 8th Mar 2016
    Was so easy to collect, I had an online doctor if I had any problems after taking it, great service

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    by , 25th Feb 2016
    Fast, reliable service - would definitely use again.

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    The product was ready on time with discretion.

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    by , 15th Feb 2016
    Great service, fast delivery. Prompt answers to questions.

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    by , 13th Feb 2016
    Such a good service, professional and reassuring. Thank you so much

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    by , 12th Feb 2016
    Fast delivery at a time when really needed.

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    by , 8th Feb 2016
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    by , 2nd Feb 2016
    was an easy and quick process would recommend

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    by , 31st Jan 2016
    Product came exactly on time and was effective. Simple and easy instructions in manual and doctor was very helpful.

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    by , 26th Jan 2016
    Purchasing online made this really easy. the one thing that let it down was the collection. the order wasn't ready at the collection time and the girl behind the counter asked me what I had ordered. This was meant to be a discrete service and I would only have to give my name in order to collect the already paid for goods. everything else was great.

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    Really quick and easy, reasonably priced.

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    by , 21st Jan 2016
    Fast and discreet delivery, took the pills hope it will work as my period has not arrived yet however it says on the instruction that it might be five days late so fingers crossed. Kind thank you Tunde

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    by , 18th Jan 2016
    I was very pleased to know of this convenient service. That having no need, to go to your doctor for such common emergencies and that can be treated. The product arrived in good time and packaging was excellent. The service is excellent.

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    by , 16th Jan 2016
    At last I can buy emergency contraception to keep in the cabinate for future use, without the anxiousness of visiting the phramacy in person during the rush to get the medication in an emergency. Very very fast delivery, I am really pleased with Superdrug.

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    by , 12th Jan 2016
    The online ordering system clear and easy to use. Worked out fine. Leaflet was very informed especially the side effects.

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    Fast and reliable service.

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    The process was fast and I was able to pick up my medicine same day.

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    really happy with the service and how efficient and easy it was to order

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    by , 23rd Dec 2015
    Quick , efficient service with reasonable price!

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