Levonorgestrel

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Levonorgestrel purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Levonorgestrel before taking it.

Levonorgestrel uses

Levonorgestrel is a birth control pill, prescribed after unprotected sexual intercourse or suspected birth control failure. It inhibits ovulation, prevents transport of sperm

Levonorgestrel indications

Levonorgestrel is a birth control pill, prescribed after unprotected sexual intercourse or suspected birth control failure. It inhibits ovulation, prevents transport of sperm or eggs and thus prevents fertilization and alters the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs.  

Levonorgestrel contraindication

Known or suspected pregnancy; hypersensitivity.

Levonorgestrel dosage

Contraception- Adult: Monotherapy: 30 or 37.5 mcg daily. Monophasic combined oral contraceptive (COC): 150-250 mcg daily. Triphasic COC: 50-125 mcg daily.
Oral- Emergency contraception- Adult: 1.5 mg as soon as possible or within 72 hours of coitus. Alternatively, 750 mcg as soon as possible or within 72 hours of coitus followed by a 2nd dose 12 hour later. Another regimen combines Levonorgestrel 500 mcg and ethinylestradiol 100 mcg; may be given within 72 hours of coitus followed by a 2nd dose 12 hours later.
Intrauterine system- Adults - Insert into uterine cavity within 7 days of onset of menstruation or immediately after first-trimester abortion. Replace every 5 years.

Levonorgestrel usage

Levonorgestrel is available in the form of tablet to take by mouth (orally), with or without food, and intrauterine system for 5 years.

Levonorgestrel precautions

It does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
It may affect your blood sugar levels. Check blood sugar levels closely.
It is an emergency contraceptive. It should not be used for routine birth control.
Caution should be exercised with patients with history of sex-steroid dependent cancer, past pregnancy in outside of the uterus, malabsorption syndromes, functional ovarian cysts, active liver disease, recurrent cholestatic(bile cannot flow from the liver) jaundice, history of jaundice in pregnancy, heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine, conditions aggravated by fluid retention, depression and blood clot(high doses); breastfeeding.

Levonorgestrel side effects

Central Nervous System- Headache, dizziness, increased pressure around the brain and depression.
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, obstruction in bile movement, jaundice and appetite disturbances.
Genitourinary- Menstrual irregularities, changes in libido, breast discomfort and fluid retention.
Miscellaneous- Weight changes, swelling of legs, hair loss and low platelet counts.

Levonorgestrel warning

Consult with your doctor for dosage changes.

Levonorgestrel storage conditions

Intrauterine: Store it at room temperature( 25°C). Keep away from children.

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Levonorgestrel medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
21 day3 $44.00Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 day3 $44.00Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 day6 $81.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 day6 $85.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 day3 $45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
0 .75mg $0.65
0 .75mg10 Tablet$0.65
1 .5mg10 Tablet$1.09
Microgynon - 21 Tablets $29.20
Microgynon 30 1 x 21's $62.00
Microgynon 30 ED 1 x 28's $65.00
Microgynon 25 x 28's $16.28
Microgynon 10 x 28's $6.51
Microlut 0.03 mg x 30 mcg x 35's $1.45
52 mg1 iud$218.00Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
52 mg1 $219.50Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
52 mg1 $225.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
52 mg1 $240.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
MIRENA intra-uterine device 52 mg x 1's $123.07Zydus (G.Rem)
0 .75mg2 Tablet$0.51
0 .75mg2 tab$0.51
Norisk 0.75 mg Tablet $0.26
T-PILL 72 1.5MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (1 tablet each) $0.88BestoChem Formulations India Ltd
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References

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Levonorgestrel - Frequently asked Questions

Can Levonorgestrel be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Levonorgestrel be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Levonorgestrel be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Reviews

Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Levonorgestrel, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Levonorgestrel. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

Two patients reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Levonorgestrel May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
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One patient reported administration

When is the best condition to take Levonorgestrel: Before or after food?
Based on the survey, the users of wDrugs.com voted that Levonorgestrel is best taken at Empty stomach. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
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Empty stomach1
100.0%

Two patients reported age

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology