Levonelle packet

Levonelle

Emergency contraception

From£15.00
Free 24hr tracked delivery

Levonorgestrel 1500 micrograms

One dose that works up to 3 days after pregnancy risk. The sooner you take it the better

3 days
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Your period may come later or earlier after taking emergency contraception

Side effects are rare

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Order another dose incase you need it in the future.

We’ll ask you some questions about your health and any contraception you use. Our prescribers review your answers before prescribing.

What happens next

Order online

We’ll ask you a few questions about your health history. You can order to use now or in case you need it in the future.

Free 24 hour delivery

Delivery is included. Your order will be delivered in discreet unbranded packaging by 1st Class post. We'll send you updates and a tracking code by text message.

Clinical support by text

Get support from our specialist clinicians at any time. Reply to one of our texts to ask a question. We’re here to help.

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Order now, use later

Order a spare morning after pill in case you need it later. Always use a condom to protect yourself from STIs.

What our users say

Brilliant service, it's so convenient to be able to order online and it's easier to fill in a form than have to answer personal questions with a stranger. No embarrassment or awkwardness.

Anonymous
Dorset2021

This has really helped me, I suffer with anxiety and struggle to get contraception. This has benefited me massively and I can't thank you enough for the service.

Anonymous
Leeds2021

It was just so easy to be able to order emergency contraception and being contacted by text made it so much easier to communicate without being face to face with someone.

Anon
UK2022

About Levonelle

How to take Levonelle

Take one dose within 3 days (72 hours) of pregnancy risk, like having unprotected sex or sex where your condom broke, or you forgot your regular contraception. Levonelle is much more likely to work if you take it within 24 hours of having sex.

If you are 70kg or over, or your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 26 or more, you need to take 2 tablets. This won’t affect the price of your emergency contraception.

If you are sick (vomit) in the first 3 hours after taking your dose, text our clinicians and we’ll talk through your options. You'll need to take another dose and we can help you find a pharmacy or clinic.

Taking Levonelle with other contraception

Levonelle contains levonorgestrel (LNG), a type of progestogen. This doesn’t interfere with your regular method of contraception. You can keep using your contraception as usual when you take Levonelle.

Why choose Levonelle

If you haven’t used contraception, or your condom split or came off, Levonelle reduces your chance of pregnancy. It’s effective up to 3 days after your pregnancy risk. And it's most effective if you take it in the first 24 hours after sex.

There are no health risks from taking Levonelle. You can take it while breastfeeding. It does not interfere with hormonal contraception. But it does interact with the other type of emergency contraception, ulipristal acetate (ellaOne), so these different types should not be taken in the same cycle. 

Levonelle will prevent 50% of pregnancies. It's sometimes said that it's more effective than this, up to 97% effective. We don't use that figure because we don't think it gives the full story - not everyone who takes this pill would get pregnant without it. For example, they might have had sex during a non-fertile time in their menstrual cycle.

The effectiveness of Levonelle can be reduced if you take other medications, like treatments for epilepsy, TB or HIV or a herbal remedy called St John’s Wort.

We recommend you do a pregnancy test 3 weeks after unprotected sex to make sure the Levonelle has worked. Taking a test any earlier will not be accurate.

Written by Antigoni Kaliviotis. Nurse Prescriber
Reviewed by Dr Paula Baraitser. Medical Director

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