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Updated April 15, 2014

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  • Active Ingredient

    Levonorgestrel 1.5mg

  • Purpose

    Emergency contraceptive

  • Indications

    Use for women 17 years of age and older to reduce chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex (if a contraceptive failed or if you did not use birth control)

  • Warnings

    Allergy alert: Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to levonorgestrel

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) alert: This product does not protect against HIV/AIDS or other STDs

  • Do not use

    • if you are already pregnant (because it will not work)
    • for regular birth control
  • When using this product you may have

    • menstrual changes
    • nausea
    • lower stomach (abdominal) pain
    • tiredness
    • headache
    • dizziness
    • breast pain
    • vomiting
  • Keep out of reach of children

    In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Directions

    • women 17 years of age or older:
    • take as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it the better it will work.
    • if you vomit within 2 hours after taking the medication, call a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose
  • Other information

    • read the instructions, warnings and enclosed product leaflet before use
    • this product works mainly by preventing ovulation (egg release). It may also prevent fertilization of a released egg (joining of sperm and egg) or attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus (implantation).
    • do not use if carton is open or blister seal is broken or missing
    • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • Inactive ingredients

    colloidal silicon dioxide, pregelatinized starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and talc

  • Questions or comments?

    For more information or to speak to a healthcare professional, call 1-800-224-4606 or visit

    Levonorgestrel Tablet
    Emergency Contraceptive
    What You Need to Know

    What is Levonorgestrel Tablet?

    Levonorgestrel Tablet is emergency contraception that helps prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. It is a backup method of preventing pregnancy and should not be used as regular birth control.

    What Levonorgestrel Tablet is not.

    Levonorgestrel Tablet will not work if you are already pregnant and will not affect an existing pregnancy. Levonorgestrel Tablet will not protect you from HIV infection (the virus that causes AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    When should I use Levonorgestrel Tablet?

    The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better it works. You should use Levonorgestrel Tablet within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex.

    Levonorgestrel Tablet is a backup or emergency method of birth control you can use when:

    • Your regular birth control was used incorrectly or failed
    • You did not use any birth control method

    When not to use Levonorgestrel Tablet.

    Levonorgestrel Tablet should not be used:

    • as a regular birth control method, because it’s not as effective as regular birth control.
    • if you are already pregnant, because it will not work.
    • if you are allergic to levonorgestrel or any other ingredients in Levonorgestrel Tablet.

    How does Levonorgestrel Tablet work?

    Levonorgestrel Tablet is one tablet with levonorgestrel, a hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for several decades. Levonorgestrel Tablet contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that Levonorgestrel Tablet may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).

    How can I get the best results from Levonorgestrel Tablet?

    You have 72 hours (3 days) to try to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. The sooner you take Levonorgestrel Tablet, the better it works.

    How effective is Levonorgestrel Tablet?

    If Levonorgestrel Tablet is taken as directed, it can significantly decrease the chance that you will get pregnant. About 7 out of every 8 women who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant.

    How will I know Levonorgestrel Tablet worked?

    You will know Levonorgestrel Tablet has been effective when you get your next period, which should come at the expected time, or within a week of the expected time. If your period is delayed beyond 1 week, it is possible you may be pregnant. You should get a pregnancy test and follow up with your healthcare professional.

    Will I experience any side effects?

    • some women may have changes in their period, such as a period that is heavier or lighter or a period that is early or late. If your period is more than a week late, you may be pregnant.
    • if you have severe abdominal pain, you may have an ectopic pregnancy, and should get immediate medical attention.
    • when used as directed, Levonorgestrel Tablet is safe and effective. Side effects may include changes in your period, nausea, lower stomach (abdominal) pain, tiredness, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness.
    • if you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication, call a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose.

    What if I still have questions about Levonorgestrel Tablet?

    If you have questions or need more information, call 1-800-224-4606, or visit our website at

    Other Information

    Keep out of reach of children:

    In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.

    Do not use if the blister seal is opened.

    Store at room temperature 20–25°C (68–77°F).

    Active ingredient: levonorgestrel 1.5 mg

    Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, pregelatinized starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and talc

    If you are sexually active, you should see a healthcare provider for routine checkups. Your healthcare provider will talk to you about and, if necessary, test you for sexually transmitted diseases, teach you about effective methods of routine birth control, and answer any other questions you may have.

    Manufactured for:

    Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, LLC
    Salem, VA 24153


    Iss: 03/2014


    Levonorgestrel Tablet, 1.5 mg

    NDC 63704-010-01

    emergency contraceptive

    Reduces chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex.

    Not for regular birth control.

    Contains 1 Tablet 1.5mg

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    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:63704-010
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorWHITE (off-white) Scoreno score
    FlavorImprint Code
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:63704-010-011 in 1 CARTON
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    Labeler - Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, LLC (830838251)
    Registrant - Novel Laboratories, Inc. (793518643)
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Novel Laboratories, Inc.793518643MANUFACTURE(63704-010)