MEDINOR™ is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse and no later than 72 hours (3 days) afterwards. Each pack of MEDINOR™ contains one tablet. Take the tablet with some water, as a single administration, as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse and no later than 72 hours (3 days) after intercourse. If you vomit within 3 hours of taking MEDINOR™ take an extra dose immediately. MEDINOR™ can be taken at any time during the menstrual cycle. All further unprotected sexual intercourse must be avoided until the next menstrual period; until then only mechanical and/or chemical methods of contraception may be used. This means items such as condoms, spermicides, cervical caps or diaphragms.
MEDINOR™ is secreted into breast milk and breastfeeding should not occur within 6 hours of taking MEDINOR™. If you are breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice.
MEDINOR™ should not be used if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients contained in MEDINOR™ (levonorgestrel, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone, anhydrous colloidal silica and magnesium stearate). There is a possibility that pregnancy already exists e.g. if unprotected sexual intercourse has already taken place in the same cycle or if the last menstrual cycle failed to occur. You have abnormal vaginal bleeding. You have a severe liver disorder. You have a history of arterial disease. You've had an ectopic pregnancy.
Available data indicates that levonorgestrel contained in MEDINOR™ does not cause any harm to the foetus. MEDINOR™ will not work if you're already pregnant, since it cannot dislodge an embryo which has already been implanted.
Any woman, from puberty to menopause can use MEDINOR™ in order to prevent an unplanned pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse.