Levonelle-2

Levonelle-2

A levonorgestrel (progestogen-only) drug used as an emergency contraceptive. The two-tablet course must be started as soon as possible, but within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse or known failure of another method of contraception. The second tablet must be taken at an interval of 12 to 16 hours.
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Without the knowledge of their parents, teenies in Oxfordshire have been given Levonelle-2 pills in their lunch breaks.
the morning-after pill Levonelle-2 so that it could be dispensed by pharmacists over the counter without a prescription as emergency contraception.
Packets of the previously prescription-only Levonelle-2 will now be available over the counter at 20 pharmacies in Bridgend county, as reported in yesterday's Echo.
Any woman can walk into a pharmacy in the UK and purchase a packet of Levonelle-2, which is advertised in women's magazines for pounds 20.
The Levonelle-2 pill is said to have a higher success rate with reduced side-effects and costs just pounds 5.
Governors at Chestnut Grove in Wandsworth, South London, gave the go-ahead for school nurse Sheila Crouch to dispense the Levonelle-2 pill at her weekly drop-in sessions.
It will see the contraceptive pill Levonelle-2 available over the counter at another 10 pharmacies in Kenfig Hill, Sarn, Brackla and Bridgend town centre.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will now dispute the legality of the Government's reclassification of the Levonelle-2 pill at a full hearing before the end of July.
The drug, Levonelle-2, can be taken up to three days after unprotected sex, so it is essential that access to it is made as easy as possible.
All recipients must be assessed before being issued with the contraceptive Levonelle-2.
The new Levonelle-2 pill is said to have a higher success rate with reduced side-effects and costs just pounds 5.
Levonelle-2 is the most commonly used morning-after pill.