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Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet

Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Piramal Healthcare Limited
Medicine composition: Levonorgestrel
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet is a progestin that is used as contraception. It is a hormone that is used by women to avoid unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sexual activity (or in case of condom breakage or failure of other forms of birth control that you may have taken). It stops ovulation in a number of ways. It changes the path of either the sperm or the eggs. In other cases it changes the lining of the uterus should implantation happen. It is only effective when you take Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet immediately after intercourse or just before gestation has taken place.

The probable side effects associated with the use of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet are breast tenderness, problems in menstrual flow, fatigue, diarrhea, lightheadedness, abdominal pain. In case of severe side effects visit a doctor right away. These are skin allergies, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, swelling of your facial region, missed periods, blood spotting. Avoid using this medicine if:

  • You are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
  • You are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs or herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • You are allergic to any kind of medicines, foods or substances.
  • You suffer from a tendency of tubal pregnancy.
  • You are diabetic.
  • You are under seventeen years of age.
  • You are taking particularly any antifungals, anticoagulants or valproic acid.

In case of suspected birth control failure take Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. In case you are following the instructions on the label take it within 72 hours to make its working effective. The second dose needs to be taken about 12 hours after the first. Should you miss a dose consult your doctor immediately. Have yourself checked after 3 weeks of using Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet in order to ensure that you are not pregnant.

Emergency contraception
This medicine is used for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. The oral tablet has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Long term contraception
This medicine is also used in the form of vaginal insert or slow release oral tablets for long term prevention of pregnancies.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to levonorgestrel or any other component present along with it.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient has episodes of abnormal bleeding from the vagina.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have/had breast cancer.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have had a bleeding disorder of the brain or have suffered from stroke recently.
Blood clotting disorder
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a blood clotting disorder.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have this rare genetic disorder of the blood and lymphatic system.
In addition to its intended effect, Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Severe abdominal pain Major Less Common
Heavy menstrual bleeding Moderate Less Common
Spotting or bleeding between periods Moderate Less Common
Nausea and Vomiting Minor Less Common
Unusual tiredness and weakness Moderate Common
Dizziness Moderate Less Common
Breast pain and tenderness Moderate Less Common
Change in libido Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Rare
Blood clot formation Major Rare
Stroke Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine remains active in the system for up to 7 days.
What is the onset of action?
This medicine is rapidly and almost completely absorbed after oral administration and reaches the peak levels within 1.5-2.5 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future. This medicine should be taken only after chances of being pregnant are ruled out.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine can be used by women who are breastfeeding if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of a multi-dose therapy with this medicine.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this is medicine is suspected.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver tumor Major
This medicine should not be used in patients having a tumor in the liver. Consumption of this medicine may worsen the symptoms of the disease and hence use should be avoided.
Intracranial hypertension Major
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a current of past history of increased pressure around the brain. Patients suffering from frequent and unpredictable headaches, difficulties in vision should report the use of this medicine to the doctor.
Liver disease Major
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an impairment of the liver function due to a disease or any other contributing factor. Use of this medicine, especially long term, should be stopped if jaundice or associated symptoms are observed.
Fluid Retention and edema Moderate
The use of a high dose of this medicine for prolonged durations may cause fluid retention and associated complications in some patients. This medicine should be given with caution in patients with a history of edema.
Retinal thrombosis Moderate
Use of this medicine may cause the blockage of blood vessels in the eyes causing partial or complete loss of vision. This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a pre-existing condition of the eye. Any abnormality in vision while using this medicine should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Minor
Avoid or minimize the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Lab Test
Thyroid function tests Moderate
Use of this medicine can potentially interfere with thyroid function test and give false values. Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before undergoing a thyroid function test.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Carbamazepine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using these medicines together may reduce the efficacy of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet and may cause an unintended pregnancy. You are advised to use alternate means of birth control while taking Carbamazepine.
Griseofulvin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The use of an antifungal medication may reduce the efficacy of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet, increasing the risk of bleeding and unintended pregnancy. You are advised to not use these medicines together or consult a doctor for suitable dose adjustments to be made.
Phenytoin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using these medicines together may reduce the efficacy of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet and may cause an unintended pregnancy. You are advised to use alternate means of birth control while taking Phenytoin.
Tranexamic Acid Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Taking these medicine together may increase the risk of blood clots and associated complications. Any sign and symptom indicative of internal blood clot formation viz. chest pain, breathing difficulties, pain and swelling of arms and legs should be reported to the doctor.
Bosentan Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using these medicines together may reduce the efficacy of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet and may cause an unintended pregnancy. You are advised to use alternate means of birth control while taking Bosentan.
Amprenavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using these medicines together may reduce the efficacy of Ipill 1.5 MG Tablet and may cause an unintended pregnancy. You are advised to use alternate means of birth control while taking Amprenavir or any other antiviral medicine.

Popular Questions & Answers

My friend had taken 1 i-pill per day for 3 days after unprotected sex. She has done the pregnancy test after missing the period and its negative but didn't get her periods till now. Is it due to i-pill?

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
My friend had taken 1 i-pill per day for 3 days after unprotected sex. She has done the pregnancy test after missing ...
yes it's due to i pill. don't take blindly three three pills continuously for three days. later will have harsh effect on body

Mujhe sex ke after 1 moths bad period aye par usake bad 4 moths period aye hi nhi Maine papita bhi khaya hai please doctor suggestions dijiye .mane ipil tablet ka bhi sex ke bad estimal kiya tha.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Mujhe sex ke after 1 moths bad period aye par usake bad 4 moths period aye hi nhi Maine papita bhi khaya hai please d...
Ipill tablet ka istemal karne se hi period irregular hote he... Apko pata nahi aur kitna side effects he uski... So better avoid it now onwards..
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I am worried about that I am pregnant or not. I have done unprotected sex on my last day of periods and after that I took ipill within 4 hours but still I did not my get periods this is my 16th day after taking ipill and today I got small discharge of blood I felt that its time but nothing happened no periods. I think it suppose to have periods within 2 weeks after taking that pill. I do not want to be pregnant right now please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am worried about that I am pregnant or not. I have done unprotected sex on my last day of periods and after that I ...
Well as you have done unprotected sex on your last day of period, and since then it's 16 days, then why are you thinking of your periods? It take 21 days minimum to happen your next period, wait until next expected day, if you miss the period then after 7 days go for pregnancy test, but chances of pregnancy is very less as you have taken I pill.
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I had protected sex with my fiance on 18th Dec but we found that the condom got removed somehow after or during sex, it was having some serum in it so we are pretty sure it got removed due to the shrinking. It was 6th day of my period but still I took Ipill as precautionary measure. I got some withdrawal bleeding on 29th dec that lasted till 31st. It was just some blood spots not a normal bleeding. Now I am awaiting my periods which ideally should have come on 13th Jan, could you please suggest if there is any chance of pregnancy, I am having some white secretion also now days.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
I had protected sex with my fiance on 18th Dec but we found that the condom got removed somehow after or during sex, ...
The blood spots were due to the high hormonal content of the pill. You should not have taken it on the 6th day of your periods. There is no chance of pregnancy but you can do a urine test for your peace of mind. I suggest that you get a basic knowledge of periods, conception and contraception. It will be immensely helpful to plan your future.
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Popular Health Tips

Dangerous Side-effects of i-Pill Every Woman Must Know!!

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Dangerous Side-effects of i-Pill Every Woman Must Know!!

Though pregnancy is one of the most cherished phases in a woman’s life, there are times when it is not desired. This can be due to various reasons ranging from premarital sex to the couple not being ready yet. Whatever the reason, emergency contraceptive measures are available, and I-Pill has become synonymous with that.

Since its introduction, it is widely used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The easy availability (no prescription required) and low cost have added to its popularity. However, not many realize it has some side-effects and the need to be aware of certain facts when using the I-pill.

  1. It is an emergency contraceptive pill, should be used between 24 to 72 hours after unprotected sex
  2. It is effective in 95% of the women when taking during this time frame
  3. It prevents pregnancy by stopping fertilisation or preventing implantation of the fertilising egg
  4. It stops pregnancy; however, if you conceive before the pill it was taken, it will not have any effect. It is therefore not an abortion pill
  5. So, if you miss the period the next month, test for pregnancy
  6. It does not offer protection against sexually transmitted disease including HIV/AIDS
  7. It is not to be used on a regular basis
  8. If you are on long-term medication, please consult with the doctor before taking the I-pill
  9. It has no long-term consequence. However, there could be some minor symptoms including breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, headache, and lower abdominal pain (pelvic area),
  10. The next menstrual cycle could be delayed by a couple of days
  11. There could also be spotting before the actual period starts
  12. Women who are allergic to levonorgestrel should not take I-pill.
  13. It can cause skin allergies and reduce libido.
  14. When used repeatedly, it can cause delayed and irregular menstruation
  15. It is ideal for use between the age of 25 and 45. Teenagers should not use it regularly. This needs to be made aware through sex education, as the prevalence of teenage sex and pregnancy is on the rise in India
  16. Repeated usage can cause ovarian damage and severe menstrual issues, so occasional use is the only recommended usage
  17. It is safe to take the pill during lactation. There is no effect on the quality of milk or any other adverse effect on the baby

I-Pill was introduced as an emergency contraceptive method, and not for regular contraceptive purpose. Its correct usage and avoiding complications is largely dependent on sex education which needs to start early and talk about other safe sex measures and avoid using it on a regular basis.
 

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think twice before taking I-PILL

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik

i-PILL is EMERGENCY contraceptive;not an abortion pill. it helps in preventing an unplanned pregnancy.

i-PILL should be taken within 72 hrs . It works most effectively if taken within 12 hrs of unprotected sex.

i-PILL is not suitable for teenagers.if you are thinking of i-PILL your age must be above 25 yrs.

You must know following side effects of i-PILL
  • nausea
  • headache
  • lower abdominal pain
  • breast tenderness
  • vaginal discharge
  • excess bleeding or scanty bleeding for several days 
  • mess-up with menstrual cycle for longer time (3 to 6 months)
  • decreases libido (sex drive)
  • affects fertility 
  • higher chances of PCOS

very importantly 

  1. i-PILL have 10% failure rate
  2. i-PILL should not be repeated within 6 months
  3. i-PILL does not offer protection against HIV/AIDS & sexually transmitted diseases

Instead of this partner must use safer option like condom.it provides protection against unwanted pregnancy, HIV & sexually transmitted diseases

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How to prevent Unplanned Pregnancy?

MICOG, MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
How to prevent Unplanned Pregnancy?

Use of regular contraceptive methods like pills or condoms have most effectiveness with least side effects, but in the case of emergency, you can resort to ipill easily available on all chemists. Unplanned pregnancy is best detected at the earliest and managed.

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Emergency contraception

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Emergency contraception
Taking more than 1 ipill a month can impair the delicate hormonal balance and delay your periods. Constant and rampant use of ipill can cause severe hormonal imbalances which do not respond to regular treatment.

Everything You Should Know About 'Morning After Pill'.

MBBS
General Physician, Chittorgarh
Everything You Should Know About 'Morning After Pill'.

Choosing what to do about an unwanted pregnancy can be a very hard decision to make. Thankfully, with the introduction of emergency contraceptives, numerous unwanted pregnancies have been successfully nipped in the bud.
Emergency contraceptives, also called “morning-after pills”, and are relatively new to the medical world, and many of you may be unaware of their usage, advantages, and side-effects. Here are some important questions that may cross your mind when planning to take an emergency pill:

1. When to take an emergency contraceptive? an emergency pill has to be taken orally, within 24-72 hours of unprotected sex. Some pills are advised within 24-48 hours of intercourse, while others can work up to 72 hours.

2. What is its composition? most emergency birth control pills are composed of a progesterone-estrogen combination called ‘levonorgestrel’.

3. How effective is emergency contraception? A majority of the emergency pills have a success rate of 95% if taken within 24 hours. The rate of success decreases with the passage of time after unprotected intercourse. Even though these pills can work up to 72 hours, they should be taken as soon as possible to avoid any risk of pregnancy.

4. How does emergency birth control work? depending on your reproductive cycle, the emergency pill works by delaying ovulation (the release of egg from ovaries)and disrupting the fertilization of the egg with the sperm. It may also prohibit the implantation (attachment) in the uterus, even after fertilization has occurred.

5. Does it protect against sexually transmitted diseases? emergency pills do not protect against the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and hiv. Condoms should always be used to prevent these diseases.

6. How safe are these pills? emergency birth control is a rapid and action-driven process. The dosage is usually strong, and regular usage is strictly not advised. Some pills are absorbed into the system and remain active up to 7 days, while others are never absorbed. The pills are safe if taken in a cautious and responsible manner. 

However, there may be some side effects such as nausea, fatigue, headache and stomach cramps due to hormonal imbalance. Periods may start early or even get delayed.

Remember! emergency contraceptives should not be used as a primary method of contraception. Instead, regular birth control methods like condoms, intra-uterine devices (iuds) etc. Should be considered. Also, these pills do not work if pregnancy has already occurred.

Although emergency pills are effective in a majority of cases, professional consultation along with proper precautions is always advisable. Ensuring proper intake of water and a healthy diet is highly recommended for combating the side effects of emergency contraception.

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