Clinical Indication

Emergency contraception


To be taken from between 72 hours (3 days) to 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure. Within the first 72 hours use Levonelle®. (Levonelle® 1500 is available on prescription. Levonelle One Step® can be sold to women over the age of 16 years)

Date of classification

June 2015

Review date

June 2015


Drugs for which GPs would normally take full responsibility for prescribing and monitoring. Drugs included in this list have been specifically considered by LMSG.