What Are The Uses Of Levonorgestrel?
Levonorgestrel, a hormonal medication, is used for contraception in a number of contraception methods. It is only used for emergency contraception and works within 120 hours of having unprotected sex. Its effectiveness reduces after this period.
It is also used in birth control implants and in hormone replacement therapy (in combination of oestrogen)
What Are The Side Effects Of Levonorgestrel?
Some of the common side-effects of levonorgestrel are:
- Breast tenderness
- Nausea, headache
- Decreased, increased or irregular menstrual bleeding
- Uterine pain
- Painful mensuration
What Are The Contraindications Of Levonorgestrel?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Any unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Fibroids in the uterus or cysts in the ovaries