I-Pill 1.5 mg
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I-pill 1.5 mg
I-pill 1.5 mg is used to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. It contains Levonorgestrel, an FDA-approved pharmaceutical agent to be used within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse or when a presumed contraceptive failure has occurred. It prevents pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from the ovary or by preventing fertilization of the egg by the sperm. Levonorgestrel, also known as the morning-after pill, is a first-line oral emergency contraceptive pill with approval from the world health organization. The pill should not be used as a regular form of birth control. Also, this medicine will not stop an existing pregnancy or protect you or your patient against sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia. The medicine may not work well in women who used other medications within the past month. This effect can result in an unwanted pregnancy.
What are the usage instructions of I-Pill?
For emergency contraceptive use, the recommended dose is 1.5 mg oral tablet within 72 hours. If you are taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat a certain condition, read all directions on the product before taking this medicine. Don't hesitate to contact your doctor if you have questions about medicine use. Take a single pill before or after consuming food as soon as possible after unprotected sex. If you vomit within two hours of taking this medicine, speak to your doctor to ask if you to repeat the dose. After taking this medicine, the time you get your cycle started and how much you bleed may change. Let your doctor know if your period is more than seven days late. In such a case, you may need to take a pregnancy test.
What are the precautions (Things to remember, allergies, and warnings)?
There are several contraindications for the emergency contraceptive, including allergy, severe liver disease, hypersensitivity, and drug interactions with liver enzyme-inducing drugs.
I-pill is not for use in women confirmed to be pregnant; however, there is no evidence of adverse effects on the mother to the fetus following exposure during pregnancy.
The following drugs that may diminish the therapeutic effect of the I pill are anticoagulants, barbiturates, acitretin, antidiabetic agents, primidone, mifepristone, fosphenytoin, retinoid acid derivatives, griseofulvin, and St.John’s wort.
What are the Side effects of I-pill 1.5 mg?
For the emergency contraceptive, the timing of when patients ingest the drug plays a significant role in its efficacy in preventing pregnancy; this means the side effects of pregnancy occurring become greater when the patient waits over 48 hours to 72 hours or longer to take the drug as well as taking medicine during an ovulation cycle. Numerous research studies have shown a reduction in the effectiveness in women whose BMI is greater than 30kg/m, but not significant enough to restrict the patient from using Levonorgestrel. The most common side effects of the I pill are menstrual abnormalities, dysmenorrhea, headaches, acne, oligomenorrhea, and amenorrhea. Other side effects that may occur with the use of Levonorgestrel are nausea and vomiting.