How should I take Levonelle?
Levonelle is prescribed as a single pill. You should take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex.
It is thought that when taken within 24 hours, Levonelle has a 95% chance of success, compared to only 58% when taken within 72 hours.
Does it protect against anything other than unwanted pregnancy?
Levonelle only protects against pregnancy, not STIs. However, it should not be used as a regular contraceptive method, as it is designed for one-off use (although it may be used more than once during the same menstrual cycle).
If you are worried you might have a sexually transmitted infection, you can visit our sexual health clinic for advice, tests and treatments.
If you need regular contraception, then you might consider getting a prescription for the contraceptive pill from our online clinic.