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Levonelle 1500

Levonelle 1500 is a common brand of morning after pill that is effective in protecting against pregnancy. It will only work when used within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and is most effective when used in the first 12 hours.

Immediate Use (Collection Only) | from £25.99 per pack

Levonelle - Morning After Pill - Picture

Future Use | from £24.99 per pack

Levonelle - Morning After Pill - Picture

Key Features
  • One tablet to be taken as soon as possible
  • Most effective when taken within 12 hours after unprotected sex
  • Can be effective if used within 3 days

Levonelle 1500 for use today is available via collection only.

Levonelle 1500 is the most commonly used form of emergency contraception. 
Amanda Dorkes - Clinical Director

Key Information

The medicine

Levonelle 1500 (levonorgestrel) 1500 micrograms

When should I take it?

Within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex. Levonelle can be taken at any point during your menstrual cycle.


Levonelle is proven to be effective at preventing pregnancy for up to three days after unprotected sex. However, it is more likely to be effective the earlier you take it. It is thought to prevent 95% of pregnancies if taken within 24 hours, 85% if taken within 48 hours, and 58% if taken within 72 hours. Please note, Levonelle does not give any protection against sexually transmitted infections.

Side effects

Most commonly headache, nausea and vomiting, tender breasts, feeling tired.

Who shouldn't use this service

You should not take Levonelle if you had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago. EllaOne or an IUCD (coil) may be a suitable option.

Taking Levonelle

How should I take Levonelle?

You should take your Levonelle tablet as soon after an episode of unprotected sex as possible. Levonelle is prescribed as a single pill, which can be taken at any time of day and during any point of your menstrual cycle.

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).

Levonelle cannot protect you against sexually transmitted infections, and if you have recently had unprotected sex and think you might be at risk, then you should seek medical help. Our online sexual health clinic provides advice, tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and warts.

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