Levonorgestrel is used as a contraceptive
How it Works
Levonorgestrel works by thickening the mucus made by the cervix, which makes it very difficult for sperm to travel through the cervix and into the womb in order to fertilise an egg. Levonorgestrel also affects the lining of the womb so that it does not become thick enough for an egg to attach to and grow.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Levonorgestrel may suffer from such side effects; Vomiting, Abnormal period, Irregular bleeding or spotting, Tender breasts, Headaches, Lower abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Adrenal insufficiency, Rash, Vaginal discharge, Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Hair loss, Fatigue