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22.1.1 - Oral hormonal contraceptives
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LEVONORGESTREL (emergency contraception)

Full Name

Therapeutic Action

Oral hormonal contraceptive, progestogen


Emergency contraception after unprotected sexual intercourse, concerns about possible contraceptive failure or incorrect use, sexual assault or violence in the absence of contraceptive coverage

Instructions for use

One 1.5 mg tablet, whatever the day of the cycle, as soon as possible, within 5 days after the sexual intercourse.

Levonorgestrel is more effective within the first 3 days.


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