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Emergency Contraceptive Richter 1500mcg Tablet

Emergency Contraceptive Richter is a medication tablet which contains levonorgestrel and like the name suggests, it is used as a method of emergency contraception (also known as the after morning pill). The tablet contains a synthetic hormonal treatment which can prevent egg cells from being released from the womb and prohibit sperm from reaching any released eggs.

If you have unprotected sex and want to avoid pregnancy, then a tablet like this one can be taken. It is highly effective as long as it is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Regular contraception/barrier methods are always the most effective methods of preventing pregnancy from occurring. If, however, your usual contraception method has failed, then Emergency Contraceptive Richter can be used as a backup option.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 14/05/2020

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  • Disease of the small bowel or an inflammatory bowel disease
  • History of ectopic pregnancy
  • Inflammation of the fallopian tubes
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  • Barbiturates
  • Epilepsy treatments
  • Medicines for tuberculosis
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  • St John's Wort
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  • Levonorgestrel should ALWAYS be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex
  • For the drug to be most effective, it should be taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex
  • If you vomit or have severe diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking the tablet, you will need to take another one, as the first may not work.
  • Levonorgestrel doesn't protect against STIs
  • You should only use Levonorgestrel ONCE in any menstrual cycle
  • Levonorgestrel should not be your main method of contraception - You should use a daily hormonal contraceptive or barrier methods such as condoms if you want to avoid becoming pregnant
  • Levonorgestrel does not protect you from pregnancy continuously. If you have unprotected sex again after taking Levonorgestrel, you will still be at risk of pregnancy.
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What is an Emergency Contraceptive Richter Tablet?

An Emergency Contraceptive Richter Tablet is an emergency contraceptive which can be used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or in case your usual contraceptive method has failed. The tablet contains a medicine called levonorgestrel, which is estimated to prevent about 85% of expected pregnancies if taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex.

The sooner you take this tablet after having unprotected sex, the more likely it is to be effective. It is preferable to take it within 12 hours rather than leave until the third day. It is still effective for most patients as long as it is taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex, but it should not be viewed as a 100 per cent guarantee of stopping it. As the name indicates, medicines like this one are for emergency situations, and the most effective way of preventing pregnancy from sex is to take precautions before the sex itself (with barrier methods like condoms and regular contraceptive pills, for instance).

How Emergency Contraceptive Richter works

Levonorgestrel, the active ingredient in Emergency Contraceptive Richter, is a synthetic hormone-like substance which can be used by women to temporarily manipulate their menstrual cycle. It is thought to work by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg and preventing sperm from fertilising any egg you may have already released.

Who can use Emergency Contraceptive Richter?

An emergency contraceptive such as this one can be prescribed to a woman as a precaution in case unprotected sex occurs in the future (and you want to avoid pregnancy), or at short notice from certain places if you don’t already have it.

However, there are certain health-related circumstances which would make Emergency Contraceptive Richter and similar medicines unsuitable to take. It’s advised you avoid taking Emergency Contraceptive Richter if you have any of the following conditions:

  • A disease of your small bowel, such as Crohn’s disease, which inhibits the absorption of emergency contraceptives
  • Severe liver problems
  • A history of ectopic pregnancy
  • A disease called salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes)

If you are currently taking any other medicines, then you should speak to your doctor, nurse or local pharmacist about these before you use Emergency Contraceptive Richter. Certain medicines can interfere with the effects of levonorgestrel. It’s particularly important to mention if you have taken any of the following within the last 4 weeks:

  • Barbiturates or any other medicines used to treat epilepsy
  • Any medicines used to treat tuberculosis
  • Any medicines used to treat HIV infection
  • Any medicines used to treat fungal infections
  • Herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wort
  • Cyclosporin (a medicine which suppresses the system)

If you are taking any of the medicines above, and you are unable to get alternative treatment or see your doctor, then it might be deemed suitable to take a double dose of levonorgestrel. Taking a larger than normal dose of levonorgestrel is not known to cause any serious harmful effects, but the chances of experiencing some side effects as a consequence are increased.

This medication is ineffective if you have already become pregnant. Emergency contraceptive products do not work like abortion pills so they should not be treated as such. If you are showing signs of being pregnant, then you should seek advice from your doctor or nurse on the next steps to take.

How is emergency contraception prescribed?

Emergency contraception can be prescribed and delivered by fully-registered online pharmacies. It can be bought as a precautionary measure, but remember that regular contraceptives used before sex are a safer way of avoiding pregnancy. Having access to an emergency precaution can prove useful as a backup if, for instance, the contraceptive barrier method that gets use during sex fails to work properly.

If, however, you need an emergency contraceptive for immediate use, then you should not acquire it from an online store. Medications ordered online are sent out via post, so they may not arrive in time for you to take it.

If you need to acquire emergency contraception at short notice, then it is best to visit one of the following places:

  • Your local pharmacy
  • A walk-in centre
  • Minor injuries department
  • GP surgery
  • Sexual health clinic
  • A&E department

How do I use Emergency Contraceptive Richter?

Take the tablet as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours, and no later than 72 hours after you have had unprotected sex. This tablet can only work if you take it within 72 hours of unprotected sex and its chances of being effective are increased the sooner you take it.

When taking the tablet, it should be swallowed whole with water. Avoid chewing on the tablet. Emergency Contraceptive Richter can be taken during any time of your menstrual cycle (assuming you’re not already pregnant, or think you may be pregnant).

Can Emergency Contraceptive Richter cause side effects?

There is the possibility that Emergency Contraceptive Richter could cause side effects, as is the case with any medicine. However, not all patients who use this emergency contraceptive experience side effects, and even when they do occur, they are usually short-lasting and relatively mild.

The most commonly reported side effects linked with Emergency Contraceptive Richter include nausea, tiredness, a headache, lower abdominal pain and irregular period until your next period. Other side effects like vomiting, an irregular period, diarrhoea and tender breasts are also considered fairly common.

Other side effects are possible but most others are also considered much rarer. If you experience any side effects which are particularly worrying (because of how severe they are or how long they’ve lasted), then report this to your doctor or a hospital emergency department as soon as possible.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Take ONE tablet within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
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