Escapelle

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What is Escapelle?

Escapelle is an emergency contraception that should be used within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse or failure of a contraceptive method to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

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Escapelle Active Ingredient

Levonogestrel 1.5mg

How to take Escapelle?

One tablet of Escapelle should be taken no later than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

If you vomit within three to four hours of taking the tablet,  you should take another pill immediately.

ESCAPELLE can be used at any time during the menstrual cycle unless menstrual bleeding is overdue.

After taking Escapelle, it is recommended that you use a local barrier method (e.g. condom) until the next menstrual period starts. Using Escapelle should not stop you from using your regular hormonal contraception.

Children: ESCAPELLE is not recommended for children.
Minimal data are available in women under 16 years of age.

Escapelle Side Effects

  • A headache.
  • Dizziness,
  • Urge to vomit,
  • lower pain in the stomach region
  • Runny tummy (Diarrhoea),
  • Bleeding disturbances,
  • Breast tenderness,
  • Delay in menses for more than seven days.
  • Bleeding patterns may be temporarily disturbed.
  • Exhaustion

Special precautions

ESCAPELLE is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic dysfunction.
Severe malabsorption syndromes, such as Crohn’s disease, might impair the efficacy of ESCAPELLE. After ESCAPELLE intake, menstrual periods are usually normal and occur at the expected date. They can sometimes occur earlier or later than expected by a few days. It is recommended to make a medical appointment to initiate or adapt a method of regular contraception.
In case no menstrual period occurs in the next pill-free period following the use of ESCAPELLE after regular hormonal contraception, pregnancy should be ruled out.
Repeated administration within a menstrual cycle is not advisable because of the possibility of disturbance of the cycle.
ESCAPELLE is not as effective as a conventional regular method of contraception and is suitable only as an emergency measure. Women who present for repeated courses of emergency contraception should be advised to consider long-term methods of contraception.
Use of emergency contraception does not replace the necessary precautions against sexually transmitted diseases.

Warning Related to Escapelle

Emergency contraception is an occasional method to be used in an “emergency situation” only. It should in no instance replace a regular contraceptive method. ESCAPELLE does not prevent a pregnancy in every instance. If there is uncertainty about the timing of the unprotected intercourse or if the woman has had
Emergency contraception is an occasional method to be used in an “emergency situation” only. It should in no instance replace a regular contraceptive method. ESCAPELLE does not prevent a pregnancy in every instance.
If there is uncertainty about the timing of the unprotected intercourse or if the woman has had unprotected intercourse more than 72 hours earlier in the same menstrual cycle, conception may have occurred. Treatment with ESCAPELLE following the second act of intercourse may therefore be ineffective in preventing pregnancy. If menstrual periods are delayed by more than 5 days or abnormal bleeding occurs at the expected date of menstrual periods or pregnancy is suspected for any other reason, pregnancy should be investigated.
If pregnancy occurs with treatment with ESCAPELLE, the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy should be considered, especially in those women who present with abdominal/pelvic pain or collapse and those with a history of ectopic pregnancy, fallopian tube surgery or pelvic inflammatory disease.

INTERACTIONS
The metabolism of ESCAPELLE is enhanced by concomitant use of liver enzyme inducers. Medicines suspected of having the capacity to reduce the efficacy of levonorgestrel containing medication include barbiturates (including primidone), phenytoin, carbamazepine, herbal medicines containing Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort), rifampicin, ritonavir, rifabutin, griseofulvin, ampicillin and other antibiotics, including medicines used to treat tuberculosis, cyclosporine (see below).
The requirement for oral antidiabetics and insulin can change as a result of an effect on glucose tolerance.
Medicines containing levonorgestrel as in ESCAPELLE may increase the risk of cyclosporine toxicity due to possible inhibition of cyclosporine metabolism.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregnancy
ESCAPELLE should not be given to pregnant women and will not interrupt the pregnancy. In case of failure of this emergency contraception with developing pregnancy, epidemiological studies indicate no adverse effects of progestogens on the foetus.
In case of unprotected coitus more than 72 hours earlier, the patient may be pregnant. In these cases, pregnancy should be investigated.
Lactation
About 0,1% of the maternal ESCAPELLE dose can be transferred via milk to the nursed infant. Potential exposure of an infant to ESCAPELLE can be reduced if the breast-feeding woman takes the tablet immediately after feeding and avoids nursing following ESCAPELLE administration.

 

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Serious undesirable effects have not been reported following acute ingestion of large doses of oral contraceptives. Overdose may cause nausea, and withdrawal bleeding may occur. There are no specific antidotes and treatment should be symptomatic and supportive.

How does Escapelle looks like?

Its an almost white, flat, rimmed tablet of about 8 mm diameter, with an impression mark of “G00” on one side.The folded carton of ESCAPELLE contains one aluminium/PVC blister of one tablet.

Escapelle Sorage Conditions

Store Escapelle tablets below 25ºC and pit protect from light.

Store in the original container until required for use.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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