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What is Levonelle?

Levonelle is a popular morning-after pill, used to prevent pregnancy for up to three days after unprotected sex or when contraceptive methods have failed.

It is most effective when taken immediately after intercourse. Taken as a single dose, Levonelle contains 1500mcg of the active ingredient levonorgestrel.

If taken within the first 24 hours after unprotected sex, this medication is 95% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Please note - you must order before 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday, excluding bank holidays) to receive next-day delivery. The sooner you take the morning-after pill, the more effective it will be.

How long do I have to take Levonelle?

  • 95% effective if taken within 12 hours of unprotected sex
  • 85% effective if taken between 12- 24 hours of unprotected sex
  • 75% effective if taken between 24- 48 hours of unprotected sex
  • 58% effective if taken between 48- 72 hours of unprotected sex
Effectiveness of the pill after the time of administration

Can Levonelle protect against STIs?

Please note, Levonelle will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Only barrier protection (condoms) will do this.

If you have had unprotected sex and are worried you might have contracted an STI, you should take a test and contact your GP or local GUM clinic.

How does it work?

When an egg is released during the menstrual cycle, your ovaries naturally produce a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone then prevents the release of any other eggs.

The active ingredient of Levonelle, levonorgestrel, produces high levels of synthetic progesterone, convincing the body that ovulation has already occurred. Therefore, no 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 and fertilise eggs.

Thirdly, the synthetic progesterone in the morning-after pill also prevents the womb lining from preparing to receive a fertilised egg, so if one is released, it won't be able to attach itself to the womb lining as under normal circumstances.

Will Levonelle work if I'm already pregnant?

Levonelle will not prevent an existing pregnancy. Emergency contraceptive pills are a completely different kind of medicine to those used for abortions.

If you have confirmed you are pregnant, or believe you are pregnant, you should not buy this treatment.

Please consult your doctor to explore other options.

How do I take Levonelle?

If uncertain, always follow the advice of your doctor when taking any prescription treatment.

When using this emergency contraceptive, the following usage instructions should be followed:

  • one tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water as soon as possible after intercourse
  • pills can be taken at any point during your menstrual cycle
  • if you vomit or suffer diarrhoea within three hours of taking the pill, contact your doctor immediately as your body may not have fully absorbed the active ingredient

If you are already taking a contraceptive, you should continue using it as normal.

It is also recommended that you use a barrier contraceptive for the remaining duration of your menstrual cycle as an additional precautionary measure.

Emergency contraception can only be used once during a cycle.

What are the possible side effects?

All prescription treatments can cause side effects, especially those with high concentrations of hormones.

Commonly reported side effects include:

  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • skin reactions
  • menstrual cycle changes

One of the more common reactions to emergency contraception is unusual vaginal bleeding and menstrual spotting. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.

Sometimes the morning-after pill 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.

If you experience any significant side effects, such as swelling or difficulty breathing (signs of an allergic reaction), seek immediate medical attention.

What precautions should I take?

There are several conditions that prevent you from using Levonelle. The use of this treatment, when not recommended, may cause dangerous side effects. Please consult your doctor for alternatives.

It should not be taken if:

  • you have any liver or kidney conditions
  • you have a disease or any disorder that causes malabsorption
  • you have an allergy to the synthetic progesterone - levonorgestrel
  • you have Crohn's disease

It is also important that you mention in your online consultation if you have HIV, TB, epilepsy, or if you are using any fungicidal medications or herbal products containing St John's Wort. All of these may affect the effectiveness of Levonelle, and the doctor may suggest an alternative.

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.

Levonelle can adversely interact with other drugs such as:

  • some treatments for HIV
  • tuberculosis treatments
  • cyclosporin
  • Griseofulvin treatments for epilepsy
  • St John's Wort

Levonelle should not be used as a regular method of contraception. If used twice in the same menstrual cycle, Levonelle may not be as effective.

For further information about the precautions and interactions of Levonelle, please refer to the patient leaflet (PIL) provided with your medication. It is also available for download on the right of the page.

Can I buy Levonelle online?

You can buy Levonelle online once you have completed a free online consultation. The consultation only takes a few minutes and allows one of our doctors to determine if the medicine is suitable for you.

If approved, your order will be prepared for next-day delivery from our pharmacy. If it is not approved, an explanation and other options will be given. Delivery is included in the price.

You can buy Levonelle online for future use or an extra pack in case you are worried you may experience stomach upset after the first pill. A maximum of four emergency contraception pills can be bought in a 12 month period.

Levonelle info
Product nameLevonelle
Active ingredient(s)Levonorgestrel
Lowest price£19.99
Trustpilot rating4.2/5
Trustpilot reviews35
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionLevonelle is an emergency contraceptive pill that can help prevent pregnancy when taken within 3 days after unprotected sex
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage(s)1500mcg
ApplicationEmergency contraception for women over 18
UsageTake 1 tablet within 3 days of incident
Drug classProgesterons
Alcohol consumptionNo influence
When breastfeedingNo influence
When pregnantStudies have shown Levonelle does not affect the developing baby

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Levonelle FAQs

What does Levonelle do?

Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestogen, which works by delaying or inhibiting ovulation after unprotected sex to prevent conception.

Is Levonelle safe?

Yes, Levonelle is a clinically proven treatment and has been licensed for use by the UK regulatory body for Medicines (MHRA).

What is the difference between ellaOne and Levonelle?

ellaOne and Levonelle work in a similar way but contain different active ingredients. ellaOne contains ulipristal acetate, and can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Levonelle, on the other hand, contains the levonorgestrel and can only be taken 3 days after.

How much does Levonelle cost?

The price of Levonelle will vary depending on the healthcare provider you purchase it from. You can find our price for Levonelle at the top of the page.

How long does it take for Levonelle to work?

Levonelle starts to work as soon as it is taken and can prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. The sooner Levonelle is taken, the better it will work

Does Levonelle work after 72 hours?

Levonelle is most effective the sooner you take it. This is ideally within the first 3 days after unprotected sex, as the whole process of fertilisation and implantation of the egg can take up to 3 days. It can still have some effect 4 - 5 days after, but those looking for emergency contraception for this time period should seek the morning after pill ellaOne instead.

Can you take Levonelle twice in one cycle?

Yes, Levonelle can be taken twice in one cycle. However, it is not intended to be used as a regular form of contraception.

Can you take Levonelle twice in a week?

No, Levonelle should not be taken more than twice in a week. If you have sex again within a week of taking Levonelle, you can take another dose, but it is not recommended to take Levonelle more than twice in a week.

Can you drink alcohol after taking Levonelle?

Yes, you can drink alcohol after taking Levonelle. It doesn't alter the effectivness. However, if you experience any side effects of Levonelle, drinking alcohol could make them worse so it's best to drink in moderation.

How long do Levonelle side effects last?

Whilst side effects will differ from person to person, most common side effects will disappear on their own after a couple of days. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, please consult your doctor.

Does Levonelle make you bleed?

Some women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding after taking Levonelle. This is usually nothing to worry about and should stop after your next period. However if the bleeding becomes excessive or you experience any pain, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Can Levonelle cause miscarriage?

No, Levonelle does not cause any kind of miscarriage. It works by preventing or delaying ovulation. It will not work if the egg has already been fertilised.

Does Levonelle prevent implantation?

No, Levonelle does not prevent implantation of the egg.

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  • Levonelle seems to be a safe morning after pill that isn’t too harsh on the body and is very reliable

    Domenica R
  • I looked about and this was the cheapest i found and and could even get it for future reference too which was great

25 Sep

Perhaps it does it’s job but was delivered a day later than promised so too late to use

16 Sep

Levonelle seems to be a safe morning after pill that isn’t too harsh on the body and is very reliable

Domenica R
18 May

Has worked in the past for me.

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