Melkine 1.5mg Tablet
Melkine 1.5 mg is an emergency contraceptive that can be used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or if your usual method of contraception has failed.
It is about the following cases:
- No contraception was used during the sexual intercourse
- The contraception measure was used incorrectly, for example as if a condom was penetrated, slipped away or used in a wrong way, if vaginal pessary or diaphragm changed position, burst, was broken or taken out ahead of time, in the case of a failed interruption during coitus interruptus (e.g. sperm ejaculated in vagina or on external genitalia).
- Melkine 1.5 mg contains a synthetic hormone-like substance called levonorgestrel. It prevents about 85% of expected pregnancies when you take it within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. It will not prevent a pregnancy every time and is more effective if you take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex. It is better to take it within 12 hours rather than delay until the third day.
Melkine 1.5 mg is thought to work by:
- stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg;
- preventing sperm from fertilising any egg that may have already released; or
- stopping a fertilised egg from attaching itself to your womb lining.
Melkine 1.5 mg can only prevent you from becoming pregnant if you take it within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. It does not work if you are already pregnant. If another unprotected intercourse takes place after the use of Melkine 1.5 mg (also if this is during the same menstrual cycle), the tablet will not exert its contraceptive effect and there is again the risk of pregnancy.
This tablet is only for emergency contraception, not for a regular contraception as it is less effective than the regular contraceptive tablet.
Please contact Crescent Pharma should you require any more information.