i-pill is a medication containing the active ingredient Levonorgestrel. It is an emergency contraceptive pill used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure.
i-pill is primarily used as an emergency contraceptive to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is not intended for regular use as a primary method of contraception.
How to Use:
To use i-pill, follow the instructions provided in the packaging or as advised by your healthcare professional. It is best to take the pill as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, ideally within 72 hours (3 days). Swallow the pill whole with water. It is important to note that i-pill is not effective if taken after pregnancy has already occurred.
How It Works:
i-pill contains Levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that is similar to the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. It works by preventing or delaying ovulation, inhibiting fertilization of the egg by sperm, and altering the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.
- Emergency contraception: i-pill provides a safe and effective option to prevent unintended pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure.
- Convenience: i-pill is readily available over-the-counter and can be used as a backup contraceptive method when regular contraception is missed or fails.
- Time-sensitive: The effectiveness of i-pill decreases with time after unprotected intercourse, so taking it as soon as possible increases the chances of preventing pregnancy.
Common Side Effects:
Common side effects associated with the use of i-pill may include nausea, headache, fatigue, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding, and changes in menstrual cycle. These side effects are generally mild and temporary, but if they persist or worsen, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional.
Dosage and Administration:
The recommended dosage of i-pill is one tablet, typically containing 1.5 mg of Levonorgestrel. Follow the instructions provided in the packaging or as advised by your healthcare professional. It is important to note that i-pill is for one-time use only and should not be used as a regular contraceptive method.
- i-pill should not be used as a regular contraceptive method or as a substitute for safe and effective contraception.
- It is not effective if taken after pregnancy has occurred, and it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Consult a healthcare professional if you experience severe abdominal pain or have a known allergy to Levonorgestrel.
Store i-pill at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. Check the expiration date before using the medication, and do not use if it has expired.