Information about i-pill Tablet
It is used as an emergency contraceptive tablet to prevent unwanted pregnancy in case of unprotected sex or contraception failure. The emergency contraceptive pill should be taken within 24-72 hours of having unprotected sex. The pill should be taken orally. Also, the sooner you take the pill, the better it is because as time passes by, the pill becomes less effective. Most of these pills are advised to be taken within 72 hours.
This tablet contains levonorgestrel as an active ingredient. When the active compound gets into the bloodstream, it blocks the formation of hormones such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are responsible for the development and release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation). Hence, depending upon your reproductive cycle, the emergency pill works by delaying the process of ovulation. However, in case the ovary has already released the egg, the tablet works by disrupting the fertilization of the egg with the sperm. In case the fertilization has already occurred, it prevents the pregnancy by hindering the implantation (attachment) process in the uterus.
However, what most women need to know is the fact that the morning-after pill is not a primary form of birth control and should only be used in the case of an emergency. Moreover, it should not be confused with pills used to induce abortion. It is usually safe if taken in a responsible manner but can lead to certain side effects such as nausea, fatigue, and stomach cramps.
Levonorgestrel IP: 1.5 mg
Key uses/benefits of i-pill:
- Is used as emergency contraception, hence helps in avoiding unwanted pregnancy
- Provides a safe and effective way to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure
Direction for use:
Take one pill as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Quick tips of i-pill:
- This tablet works as an emergency birth control pill that has a strong dose of hormones. So, do not use it on a regular basis and use it only for emergency purposes.
- As an i-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill, you should not mistake it for regular oral contraceptive pills or abortion pills.
- If you do not get your periods within three weeks after using this medicine, it is wise to do a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant.
- Do not take this pill if you are allergic to it. Talk to your doctor for other effective contraceptive pills that you can take.
- If you vomit within three hours of taking this pill, then take another pill as soon as possible. This is because vomiting does not let the constituents of the pill get absorbed by the body which can render the pill ineffective.
- These pills are not 100% effective in the prevention of pregnancy.
- These pills do not work if pregnancy has already occurred.
- Emergency pills do not protect against the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Condoms should always be used to prevent these diseases as they are safe and effective methods of contraception.
Side effects of i-pill:
This tablet is usually safe if taken in a responsible manner. However, there may be some side effects such as:
- Stomach cramps
- Menstrual irregularities (delayed or early periods)
Most of these side effects occur because of the high dose of hormones present in the pill.
Storage and safety information:
- Do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Read the instruction leaflet/label carefully before use.
- Store in a cool place and protected from light and moisture.
- Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
- Use under medical supervision.