is available here without prescription. Ask the Pharmacist for a private consultation!
NorLevo – help and advice for women in Ireland
Accidents happen, even with the most careful planning. If you’ve had unprotected sex or you think your normal contraception hasn’t worked (maybe due to a missed pill, or a split condom), you can take the emergency contraceptive pill up to 72 hours after you have sex, to prevent pregnancy.
The emergency contraceptive pill is also commonly known as “the morning after pill”.
NorLevo is an emergency contraception (“morning after”) pill that you can take up to 3 days after having sex. Studies have shown that on average it’s between 59% and 84% effective in preventing pregnancy but the sooner you take it, the more effective it is. It’s best to take it within 12 hours of having unprotected sex, but is effective up to 72hrs. It’s suitable for most women and can be taken immediately after sex. It’s also the only morning-after pill you can buy over the counter from your pharmacist.
How to get the emergency contraceptive pill
Your doctor or sexual health clinic can prescribe the morning after pill. Or you can buy NorLevo over the counter in your local pharmacy.