The Levonelle One Step morning after pill, commonly known as Levonelle 1500 or Plan B, is the most commonly used emergency contraception, which has helped millions of women avoid pregnancy. Although it is still effective three days after sex, you can get it the next day with our free delivery premium service.
You can order Levonelle online in the case that you have experienced contraceptive failure or have unprotected intercourse. For us to get this emergency contraception to you as quickly as possible, we ask that you take our free online consultation which only takes a few minutes. After it is assessed by one of our registered doctors and approved for your safety, you can complete your order and have your morning after pill delivered via our free next day delivery service (same day if within London) when ordered before 4pm.
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Levonelle 1500 (prescription Levonelle One Step) is a popular morning after pill, which can prevent pregnancy for up to 3 days after unprotected sex. Levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Levonelle, and acts as a synthetic hormone, which influences the conception process – preventing pregnancy from occurring in up to 95% of cases.
When a mature egg is released during the menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce progesterone. The release of this hormone prevents the release of any other eggs. The levonorgestrel ingredient produces high levels of synthetic progesterone and convinces the body that ovulation has already occurred, and therefore no further eggs are released for fertilisation.
Levonorgestrel also affects the consistency of the womb's natural mucous, making it thicker and more difficult for sperm cells to enter the womb. Eggs therefore stand less of a change of becoming fertilised if the sperm can't survive.
In addition to both these measures, the progestogen in this medication also prevents the womb lining from preparing to receive a fertilised egg, so if one does get released, it won't be able to attach itself to the womb lining like it would under normal circumstances. This is how Levonelle 1500 prevents pregnancy.
No. Levonelle will not prevent an existing pregnancy. Emergency contraception pills are a completely different kind of medicine to the type that is used for abortions. It is not advised therefore to buy this morning after pill if you are already confirmed as pregnant.
A course of termination pills are used when the woman is positively pregnant and looking to abort the foetus, whilst the morning after pill prevents the woman from getting pregnant in the first place.
Levonelle One Step is 95% effective at preventing conception if taken within the first 24 hours after unprotected sex. After 25 to 48 hours the efficacy rate drops to 85%, which means it can still significantly reduce your chances of falling pregnant. If taken on the third day after unprotected sex, the efficacy rate is at its lowest at 58%. Because of its shorter active time, Levonelle is less likely to cause nausea and other side effects than some other similar medications.
No. Levonelle 1500 will not protect you against any sexually transmitted infections. If you've had had unprotected sexual intercourse and are worried you might have contracted an STI, you should talk to your GP or visit a sexual health clinic.
Alternatively, you can take a look at some of the STI test kit options available here.
One Levonelle tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water as soon as possible after you have had unprotected sex or if your usual contraceptive method fails. Levonelle One Step can be taken at any point during your menstrual cycle.
If you are already taking a contraceptive, you should continue using it. It is also recommended that you use a barrier contraceptive for the duration of your menstrual cycle as an additional precautionary measure because Levonelle can only be used once during a cycle.
One of the positives of ordering a morning after pill such as Levonelle 1500 is that it is one tablet and not a course of treatment. This is the standard 1.5mg dosage. This quantity has been tested in clinical trials and proven to be the most effective measure, whilst minimising any possible side effects.
Some women may experience mild side effects, such as headaches and nausea after taking Levonelle. Some of the less common side effects include:
One of the more common reactions to Levonelle is some vaginal bleeding outside of your normal cycle, and also menstrual spotting or irregular bleeding within it. If you experience any significant side effects apart from these, contact your doctor immediately.
Anyone can buy Levonelle 1500 if they are 18 years and up as a precautionary measure in case they have had unprotected sex, or if their usual contraceptive method fails. It should not be taken if:
It's important that you also mention in your consultation if you have HIV, TB, epilepsy, or if you are using any fungicidal medications or herbal products containing St John's wort.
Levonelle should not be taken alongside any other morning after pills, such as the emergency contraceptive containing ulipristal (ellaOne). It will not have a combined effect. In fact ellaOne is likely to make Levonelle less effective.
Sometimes Levonelle can cause your period to begin a few days early or late. You should inform your doctor if your period arrives more than seven days late.
For further information about the precautions and interactions about Levonelle 1500, please refer to the patient leaflet provided with your medication, and available for download towards the bottom of the page.
You can buy the Levonelle 1500 (prescription Levonelle One Step) contraceptive pill online after completing a free online consultation at HealthExpress. The consultation only takes a few minutes and gives our team of registered UK doctors a chance to see if this medicine is suitable for you. Once approved, it will be prepared for express dispatch from our pharmacy. Our service and price includes your Levonelle 1500 prescription, pill and next-day delivery.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact our helpful patient support team.
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