Levonorgestrel is similar to the natural female hormone (progesterone), produced in a woman's body, which is very important in conception. Levlen also thicken cervical mucus at the opening of the uterus. This makes it hard for the partner's sperm to reach the egg. Use Levlen directly as your doctor recommended.
If you miss one dose of Levonorgestrel, take it as soon as you remember and then take the next pill at the regular time as usual. You may take 2 tablets in one day. If you miss 2 or more dose, refer to the patient information that came with this drugs.
Store Levonorgestrel between 15 to 30 degrees C (36 and 86 degrees F). Keep them away from light and moisture.
Levlen Safety information
Before taking this pills tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: diabetes, allergies, bleeding problems (e.g., menstrual changes, clotting problems), heart problems (e.g., congenital valve conditions) and migraine headaches.
Contraindications and precautions: vaginal problems (e.g., infection), uterine problems (e.g., cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or PID), pregnancy or suspect you are pregnant, liver disease or tumors, breast cancer, previous ectopic pregnancy, other IUD (intrauterine device) still in place sickness affecting your immune system (e.g., AIDS, leukemia).
Levlen is contraindicated during pregnancy. If you suspect you are pregnant contact your health care provider for information immediately.
You also should consult your doctor about taking this pills during breast- feeding, as Levlen passes into breast milk.
It is not recommended smoke during the administration of Levlen, as smoking promotes the developing of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot.
Levlen Side effects
The following symptoms or side effects may be related to blood clots and require immediate medical or emergency help: migraine headache, cramps, vomiting, fatigue, prolonged and severe vaginal bleeding.
Contact your health care provider as soon as you can if the following side effects occur: fever, chills, trouble breathing, mental/mood changes, stomach pain, lack of menstrual period, decreased interest in sex, vaginal swelling/itching, painful intercourse.
Notify your doctor or pharmacist urgently if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects happen: lumps in the breast, yellowing eyes or skin, unusual vaginal discharge/odor or sores, severe lower stomach/pelvic pain, dark urine, trouble urinating.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your health care provider if they continue or are bothersome): headache, irregular vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting), acne, breast pain, nausea, rash, hair loss or weight gain.
If you some other effects not listed above occur contact your doctor or pharmacist.