- Levonorgestrel 1.5mg, 1 Tablet
Levonorgestrel is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual
intercourse (sex without any method of birth control or with a birth control
method that failed or was not used properly [e.g., a condom that slipped or
broke or birth control pills that were not taken as scheduled]).
Levonorgestrel should not be used to prevent pregnancy on a regular basis.
This medication is to be used as an emergency contraceptive or backup in case
regular birth control fails or is used incorrectly. Levonorgestrel is in a
class of medications called progestins. It works by preventing the release of
an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male
reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus
(womb) to prevent development of a pregnancy. Levonorgestrel may prevent
pregnancy, but it will not prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]) and
other sexually transmitted diseases.