General Information on Lovonelle
Lovonelle is used for preventing pregnancy after an instance of unprotected sex or birth control failure such as a broken condom. Active ingredient in this medicine is Levonorgestrel, and it is one of the progestin hormones.
Lovonelle prevents pregnancy by averting ovulation (release of egg) and changing womb lining as well as cervical mucus so that egg cannot meet sperm and fertilization cannot take place. It also prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb wall, so that implantation does not happen. This means that the medicine prevents pregnancy by working in three different ways, and is effective, no matter what stage of development it is going through. However, it cannot terminate a pregnancy that has already taken place.
Lovonelle does not provide you protection against a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea, HIV or Chlamydia. Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Lovonelle as a regular form of contraception.
Side effects of Lovonelle
Do not buy Lovonelle if you are pregnant, if you suspect pregnancy or if you are going through an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. Also, do not use this medicine if you have migraine headache or diabetes.
The drug may cause dizziness and therefore, you should avoid driving a vehicle or doing any such activity after taking this medicine. You must also limit alcohol intake as it can worsen the side effects.
Some women may experience tiredness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, changes in the vaginal bleeding, dizziness, diarrhea, headache or breast tenderness after taking Lovonelle tablets. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these side effects become unmanageable or intolerable.
Seek medical help immediately if you develop lower abdominal pain after taking Lovonelle. A little change in your menstrual periods may be expected, but you should inform your doctor if your periods are more than 7 days late. Your doctor may need you to take a pregnancy test in order to ensure that you have not become pregnant.
Do not take Lovonelle if you have allergy to progestin or this medicine in particular. Symptoms of an allergy include hives on any part of body or on entire body, difficulty in breathing, itching or swelling on face, lips, throat or tongue or severe dizziness.
Dosage of Lovonelle
Take one Lovonelle tablet as soon as possible after you have had unprotected sex. You will need to take another tablet after 12 hours. In some instances, your doctor may even advise to take both the tablets at the same time. The medicine is highly effective if taken within 72 hours of having an unprotected sex.
You can take Lovonelle tablet with or without meals.
Drug Interactions of Lovonelle
Do not take Lovonelle along with sodium tetradecyl sulfate, as serious drug interactions may take place.
Also inform your doctor if you are already taking HIV protease inhibitors (such as griseofulvin or ritonavir), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), anti-seizure medicines (such as phenytoin, carbamazepine or Phenobarbital), St. John’s wort or troleandomycin. These drugs may affect the liver enzymes, which remove Lovonelle from your body.