Unwanted-72® is manufactured by Mankind. It is a hormonal contraceptive pill that contains the active ingredient – Levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestin (female hormone).
Levonorgestrel, when given at a dose of 1.5 mg, blocks the actions of the hormones LH and FSH which are responsible for maturing the egg, preparing the womb to receive a fertilized egg and for the actual implantation of the egg in the uterine lining.
Unwanted-72® is a postcoital method of contraception. This “morning after pill” or “day after pill” should be taken within 72 hours after having unprotected sex, after another method of contraception failed or in case woman has a critical gap in the schedule of taking hormonal birth-control medication.
Unwanted-72® is not an abortion pill and can be taken only by women aged 16 years and over. It is not recommended for using more than once in a monthly cycle.
Note, that Unwanted-72® may be less effective for women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 26.
Unwanted-72® doesn't protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases (HIV and the others).
Unwanted-72® is a single dose formulation sufficient for the purpose of emergency contraception.
Take Unwanted-72® pill orally as soon as possible within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse. Unwanted-72® is most effective when used within 12 hours, but can be effective for up to 5 days (120 hours) following unprotected intercourse.
If you vomit less than 2 hours after taking a pill, you may need to take another dose of this medication.
Unwanted-72® can be taken only by women aged 16 years and over. It is intended for occasional use only and is not recommended for using more than once in a monthly cycle.
Here is the list of occasional situations which suppose usage of emergency contraception:
- 3 or more consecutively missed combined oral contraceptive pills (e.g., Alesse, Diane 35);
- progestogen-only pill (minipill) taken more than 3 hours late (e.g., Cerasette®, Zerogen, Desogestrel, Nogesta, Vanish);
- desogestrel-containing pill (0.75 mg) taken more than 12 hours late (e.g., Cerasette®, Zerogen);
- norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN) progestogen-only injection taken more than 2 weeks late;
- depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) progestogen-only injection taken more than four weeks late;
- the combined estrogen-plus-progestogen monthly injection given more than seven days late.
Unwanted-72® is not a method of long-term contraception.
If woman’s periods late for more than a week, she may be pregnant, and a test should be administered. Consult the doctor immediately if abdominal pain occurs during 3-d to 5-th week after taking Unwanted-72® pill, as this is a sign of ectopic pregnancy.
Missing a dose
Unwanted-72® is used only when needed. Do not exceed the doctor's recommended dose. Do not take a double dose of Unwanted-72®. Unwanted-72® is not for use more than once in a monthly cycle.
If an overdose occurs and you are feeling unwell, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately. Unwanted-72® is not for use more than once in a monthly cycle.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.