Active ingredient: Levonorgestrel

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Levonorgestrel uses


A synthetic progestational hormone with actions similar to those of progesterone and about twice as potent as its racemic or (+-)-isomer (norgestrel). It is used for contraception, control of menstrual disorders, and treatment of endometriosis. It is usually supplied in a racemic mixture (Norgestrel, 6533-00-2). Only the Levonorgestrel isomer is active.

Indication: For the treatment of menopausal and postmenopausal disorders and alone or in combination with other hormones as an oral contraceptive.

Levonorgestrel is a progestin or a synthetic form of the naturally occurring female sex hormone, progesterone. In a woman's normal menstrual cycle, an egg matures and is released from the ovaries (ovulation). The ovary then produces progesterone, preventing the release of further eggs and priming the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs, progesterone levels in the body remain high, maintaining the womb lining. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels in the body fall, resulting in a menstrual period. Levonorgestrel tricks the body processes into thinking that ovulation has already occurred, by maintaining high levels of the synthetic progesterone. This prevents the release of eggs from the ovaries.

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Levonorgestrel available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Acidophilus 10 bu/gm granules0.6 USD
Implant; Implantation; Levonorgestrel 75 mg
Levlen 28 tablet1.3 USD
Levora 0.15/30 (28) 28 0.15-30 mg-mcg tablet Disp Pack32.99 USD
Levora-28 tablet1.1 USD
Mirena System 52 mg Insert363.54 USD
Mirena system843.66 USD
Next choice 0.75 mg tablet36.56 USD
Nordette (28) 28 0.15-30 mg-mcg tablet Disp Pack79.32 USD
Nordette-28 tablet2.75 USD
Nordette-8 tablet2.39 USD
Plan b 0.75 mg tablet15.65 USD
Plan b one-step 1.5 mg tablet40.62 USD
Tablets; Oral; Levonorgestrel 0.03 mg
Tablets; Oral; Levonorgestrel 0.75 mg
Tablets; Oral; Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg
Tri-levlen 28 tablet1.25 USD
Trivora (28) 28 tablet Box29.99 USD
Trivora-28 tablet0.98 USD

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References

  1. Dailymed."PLAN B (LEVONORGESTREL) TABLET [PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."ESTRADIOL; LEVONORGESTREL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Levonorgestrel". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Levonorgestrel?

Depending on the reaction of the Levonorgestrel after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Levonorgestrel not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Levonorgestrel addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Levonorgestrel, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Levonorgestrel consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Levonorgestrel drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Levonorgestrel is mentioned below.
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Two visitors reported doses

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According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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1-5mg2
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The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Levonorgestrel drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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Empty stomach1
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