ESCAPELLE . 1.5 mg. 1 tablet
ESCAPELLE . 1.5 mg. 1 tablet
Eskapele an emergency contraceptive (contraceptive use in case of emergency), which is administered after unprotected intercourse or failed a contraceptive method. This type of contraception is often called "tablet next morning"
Each pack contains one off-white round tablet with an "G00" on one side. Each tablet contains 1,50 mg levonorgestrel, which is the active ingredient.
Eskapele also contains other ingredients: colloidal anhydrous silica, (1,00 mg), starch (1,00 rag), magnesium stearate (2,00 mg), talc (5,00 mg), corn starch (47.00 mg), lactose monohydrate (142,50 mg).
How does Eskapele?
Eskapele prevented in 84% of unwanted pregnancies occur, provided that the tablet is assumed to be 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected intercourse. Eskapele not prevent pregnancy in every case, but the tablet is more effective the sooner accept after unprotected sex (it is better to accept within 12 hours, rather than delay until the third day).
The effect of Eskapele is implemented as:
stop releasing an egg from the ovary;
prevent sperm from fertilising the already released;
prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall
Therefore Eskapele stops a pregnancy before it occurs.
It does not work if you are already pregnant.
Before you take Eskapele
When you should use Eskapele?
Do not take Eskapele:
If you know you have an allergy to any component of this medication!
What should you tell your doctor ...
If any of the following conditions applies to you before you take Eskapele should tell your doctor as emergency contraception may not be suitable for you.
you are pregnant or suspect pregnancy occurred recently;
your period is late or earlier was different than normal;
you have had unprotected intercourse more than 72 hours after last period (you may have become pregnant, and treatment will not work);
have a disease of the small intestine (eg Crohn's disease), which violates the digestion;
suffer from severe liver disease;
taking any of the following medications that prevent Eskapele to act effectively:
Barbiturates and other medicines used to treat epilepsy
(Eg primidone, phenytoin and carbamazepine).
Drugs for treatment of tuberculosis (eg rifampicin, rifabutin).
Treatment of HIV infection (ritonavir).
Drugs used to treat fungal infections (griseofulvin).
Herbal products containing St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If you are taking a drug called cyclosporine (used to strengthen the immune system)
If any of these conditions apply to you, Eskapele not appropriate medication for you or is it better to choose other types of emergency contraception.
If you are pregnant ...
You should not take this medicine if you are already pregnant. If you have had unprotected intercourse more than 72 hours after your last period, you may already be pregnant and the treatment will not work. If the last menstrual period is delayed more than 5 days or has been unusually intense or sparse, you should consult with your doctor if you are not already pregnant.
If you find that you are pregnant after taking this medicine, you should see your doctor. There is no evidence that Eskapele harm a baby that develops in the uterus, but your doctor may want to check that the pregnancy is not ectopic (where the baby develops somewhere outside the womb). This is especially important if you develop severe abdominal pain after taking Eskapele or if you had a previous ectopic pregnancy, tubal surgery or inflammatory disease of the pelvis.
What should be considered when applying Eskapele?
If you are breastfeeding ...
In breast milk may contain very small amounts of the active ingredient in this medicine. It is believed that this is not dangerous for the baby, but if you are worried, you can take the tablet immediately after feeding. In this way, you take your medicine long enough before the next feeding and reducing the amount of active ingredient which can take baby with breast milk.
If you take other drugs ...
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the medicines listed in the "What to tell your doctor ...".
If there's something you clearly ask your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic.
If you are worried about sexually transmitted diseases ...
This medicine will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases, this can only be done with the use of a condom (condoms). Ask your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic if you are worried about
How to take Eskapele?
Take the tablet as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours after unprotected intercourse, but no later than 72 hours (3 days) then Swallow the tablet whole with a little water if necessary. Do not delay taking the tablet Her action is safer sooner take it after unprotected sex.
If you are already using a regular method of contraception such as the contraceptive pill, you can continue taking them as usual.
How often can you take Eskapele?
Eskapele be used only in emergencies and not used as a regular method of contraception. If you accept Eskapele more than once between two periods, it is likely to occur menstrual irregularities.
Eskapele not act as a regular method of contraception. Your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic can you explain what the more effective methods for long-term contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
What to do if you are sick (vomit)?
If you are sick (vomit) within three hours after taking the tablet, you should take another tablet. Turn immediately to your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic for advice and even tablets.
What to do if you take too many tablets at once (overdose)?
Although there are no reports of serious harmful effects from taking too many tablets at once, you may feel or actually be sick (vomit) or have vaginal bleeding. Talk to your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic, especially if you have been sick since the tablet may not have worked properly.
Once you take Eskapele
After the adoption of Eskapele if you plan to have sex, and do not use the Pill, you should use a condom or diaphragm and spermicide. This is necessary because Eskapele will not work again if you have unprotected sex before your next period.
It is advisable to consult your doctor about three weeks after taking Eskapele to make sure the tablet is effective. If your period is late by more than five days, or is unusually light or unusually heavy, contact your doctor as soon as possible. If you become pregnant even after you take this medicine, it is important to consult your doctor.
Your doctor can also tell you what methods of long-term contraception which are more effective in preventing unwanted pregnancy.
If you continue to use the regular method of hormonal contraception, eg. Pill and bleeding occurs period without taking tablets, you should consult with your doctor to make sure you are not pregnant.
What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, Eskapele can have side effects. • You may feel sick shortly after taking the tablet.
You might actually be sick (vomit) after taking the tablet.
If you are sick, read the "What to do if you are sick (vomit)."
A change in the appearance of menstruation. Most women will have a normal period at the expected time, but some may be later or earlier menstruation. Possible appearance of irregular bleeding or spotting until your next period. If your period is late by more than five days, or is unusually light or unusually heavy, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
It is possible to tender breasts, headaches, dull pain in the lower abdomen, diarrhea, feel dizzy or feel tired after taking the tablet. These symptoms should disappear after a few days.
If you feel that this medicine is influenced in any way other than mentioned above, please tell your doctor, nurse or family planning clinic.
How to store Eskapele tablet?
Keep out of reach of children below 25 ° C.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date stated on the packaging.