Think Levonelle. Prepare – ‘Before’ – for the ‘Morning After’
Find out the reasons why forward planning is essential. To get the best results from emergency contraception.
The Christmas party season is upon us, and we women all know how easy it is, despite the best will in the world, to end up going that little bit further than we ever intended! Is it mistletoe, or mince pies, or all those champagne cocktails and Jagermeister?
So what’s next? You wake up, with a hangover and a big problem. Time to search for ‘the morning-after’ pill online?
Actually … that’s where you’re wrong!
Why not be ahead of the game and stock Levonelle in your bathroom cabinet, for standby use? If you have to wait too long for Levonelle – you may well be too late.
Keep reading …!
Levonelle for standby use
Here’s why – Levonelle is a safe, effective form of emergency contraception, but it works best the sooner you take it after unprotected sex.
If you order it online today and wait perhaps 48 hours for it to arrive in the post, this will significantly reduce the chance of it working for you.
The trick is to think ahead and keep some Levonelle in store, in case you need it.
The good news about buying Levonelle online
Where to buy the morning after pill?
You can purchase the morning after pill – Levonelle – online, for example from Dr Fox.
What’s more, the price has been slashed to only £3 for the whole of December.
This is probably the lowest prices you will find online.
Why use Dr Fox online?
Dr Fox is a trusted source. The pharmacy is run by qualified doctor. The service is confidential and discreet. Your medication will be delivered safely in the post. Dr Fox is a fully-regulated online pharmacy, commended by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Dr Fox currently scores 4.9/5 stars on Trusted Shopper Reviews, from over 20,000 customers.
Why think ahead right now about emergency contraception?
Did you know? –
- December is the month in which there are the highest numbers of conceptions!
- Twice as many condoms are sold in the week before as the week after Christmas!
- Women are currently experiencing difficulties getting their contraceptive pills because of shortages in UK pharmacies. This is due to difficulties with the supply.
- Stocks of ellaOne, the alternative to Levonelle, are also very low in pharmacies.
How to stay safe
It’s hard to be a woman sometimes. How can we stay safe, and lead a happy, active social (and sex!) life?
Just like all aspects of our busy, stressful lives, time management and forward planning are the keys to success. Our contraception is no different.
|You can obtain emergency contraception free of charge from: |
– Your GP surgery
– NHS Sexual Health Clinics
– Emergency Departments
– Some high street pharmacies.
You can also purchase Levonelle easily, and conveniently, for £6 a pack – at Dr Fox online
Why choose an online pharmacy for Levonelle?
Maybe you know how difficult it is to get an appointment at the GP surgery, or you physically don’t have transport and find getting there a problem. Maybe you’ve experienced very long waiting times in the queue at the Sexual Health Clinic, or you’ve found your local pharmacy to be closed or out of stock last time you needed it? Maybe you just like the idea of ordering your emergency contraception in advance, from your armchair at home. For all these reasons, an online pharmacy such as Dr Fox online is an excellent option.
Wherever, or however, you choose to get prepared, it’s very important to think ahead.
Things you might like to know about Levonelle
- Levonelle is a single dose (1.5mg) of the hormone progesterone.
- It’s very effective. If taken within 5 days of unprotected sex, pregnancy rates are reported between 0.6 – 2.6%.
- However, if you take it within 24 hours of unprotected sex, it prevents 95% of pregnancies, if you take it 24 – 48 hours this drops to 85% and 48-72 hours, this drops to 58%. Between 72-120 hours – efficacy is largely unknown.
This is why it’s so important to have Levonelle to hand, just in case you need it.
- Levonelle is safe for almost every woman to take. There are only a few exceptions – for example:
- Levonelle contains lactose, so not suitable if you are lactose intolerant.
- If you take any enzyme-inducing drugs (such as some anti-epileptic drugs), you are recommended a double-dose of Levonelle (off-license use.)
- Levonelle may be less effective if you are obese and have a BMI of over 30.
- Yes, you can take Levonelle more than once a month (off-license use.)
- If you are already pregnant, Levonelle is not known to damage a pregnancy.
A few pieces of advice
Levonelle doesn’t work every time – Although Levonelle is a very useful option for preventing unplanned pregnancy, it doesn’t work for everyone. Current regular methods of contraception have lower failure rates, plus many offer substantial non-contraceptive benefits. These include lighter, less painful periods and improvements in acne. It’s always best to be using a reliable method of contraception rather than relying on frequent use of emergency contraception.
ellaOne is more effective – ellaOne is still the preferred emergency contraceptive option for most women. This can be taken at any time in the 5 days after unprotected sex without reducing the chance of efficacy. However, if this is not suitable, or not obtainable, Levonelle is a very good alternative.
Don’t forget the copper IUD – A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is always the very best method of emergency contraception. This is almost 100% effective at preventing an unplanned pregnancy. It is the copper on the device which is toxic to egg and sperm. A copper IUD can be safely fitted even in young women who have not a pregnancy.
To discuss this further, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at your GP surgery or Sexual Health Clinic. However, if you are considering an IUD, don’t let this stop you from taking Levonelle or EllaOne.
If you choose an IUD, there can be problems fitting it and its probably best to have taken the tablets anyway, just in case the insertion fails. Do get urgent advice about the IUD, but also take emergency contraception if you’ve been given it or have it available.
Stay safe this Christmas. Plan ahead. Why not consider making Levonelle a standby ingredient for your bathroom cabinet?
Don’t get caught out under the mistletoe!
Prepare – ‘before’- for ‘the morning after.’
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