User Reviews for Levonorgestrel
Also known as: Mirena, Kyleena, Plan B One-Step, Liletta, Skyla, Take Action, New Day, Preventeza, Aftera, My Way, Morning After, AfterPill, PostDay One-Step, Athentia Next, EContra One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, Option 2, AfterPlan, BionaFem, My Choice, React EContra EZ Fallback Solo Opcicon One-Step …show all brand names
Levonorgestrel has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 10,075 ratings on Drugs.com. 60% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 22% reported a negative experience.
|Birth Control||5609 reviews||342 medications|
|Emergency Contraception||3822 reviews||25 medications|
|Abnormal Uterine Bleeding||644 reviews||86 medications|
|Summary of Levonorgestrel reviews||7.0||10,075 reviews|
Reviews may be edited to correct grammar/spelling or to remove inappropriate language and content. Reviews that appear to be created by parties with a vested interest are not published.
Reviews for Levonorgestrel
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I swore that I would come back to this website the day I got my period because it kept me sane. I had sex on my ovulation day and took plan B 24 hours after. I am not on birth control too. He thought he pulled out but being that we had sex a few times we weren’t really sure. I was PETRIFIED. I cried for 2 weeks. On day 10 after taking it I started spotting just like what implantation bleeding looks like. I talked to every person under the sun looking for answers and advice, but I still had to wait it out for the period. The spotting happened for 4 days straight, where it then turned into a period. I was scared to death. I took 3 pregnancy test, all negative and still didn’t believe it. Stay off doing internet searchers, PMS, plan b side effects, and pregnancy side effects are all the same.Stay off your computer and phone don't do all the internet searching and don’t spend $45 extra dollars on pregnancy test. Take one the day of your missed period. Plan b is expensive for a reason, it works EVEN WHEN OVULATING! STAY OFF GOOGLE!!!!!! You got this!!"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "GILRS DON’T STRESS OUT PLAN B WORKS! You might be worried and all but let the pill do the work I’ve taken Plan B 3 times and it was effective and yes u do have side affects and some girls bleed after 5 or 6 days after taking it and it only be for 3 days it’s like a mini period. Also means it worked and yes the Plan B makes your period up to 2 weeks late, it don’t matter if your ovulating it still works, you just have to take it on time so don’t worry u do be getting symptom just like pregnancy but in reality your not so don’t stress out if you have taken one good luck ❤️."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I promise I’d come back on this to write my experience. On May 20, I had unprotected sex, but there was only pre cum involved. So I bought plan B, approximately 40 mins after and I was ovulating during that time. About 5-7 days after I took the plan B, I spotted for about 4 days. Weeks after I was convinced that I was pregnant by all the symptoms I had. I remember taking 2 pregnancy tests about a week before my period was supposed to come ( don’t do that) it was literally a waste of money. Then I took a pregnancy test after a week of my period being late and it came out negative. I know I took about 6 pregnancy tests all came back negative. Overall, my period was 38 DAYS LATE literally almost 2 months late. Thank goodness, I got my period today July 19 after having my last period on May 13. I pray for all of you ladies who are currently going through the scary situation I went through to stay strong and have faith that your period will come. I truly hope this helps someone."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "This has been the roughest 2 weeks of my life, but I promised whenever my period came I would write on here. Feb 21st the day after my ovulation day but still in my fertile window my BF fully came in me after the condom broke. He bought the Plan B 45 minutes later and I immediately took it. I’m not even close to the age that I want to have kids so I was scared for my life. I did and internet search on EVERYTHING. Reading these reviews helped me but did not stop me from stressing. I experience a little bit of nausea after taking it but I think that was just me overthinking. I also had all my PMS symptoms like sore boobs, back fatigue, and mild cramps. Then just yesterday I had spotting similar to implantation bleeding. (internet said so.) and I was freaking out but today the flow is heavier and it’ll probably get heavier as the week goes. I just wanted to say don’t stress, don’t put a stop to your daily life. And PRAY! even if you're not religious just believe in something :) hope this helps someone."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I was very dumb and was not using condoms or BC. On my day of ovulation I was convinced he didn't pull out efficiently. The next morning I took plan B. The initial effects were not bad at all. My stomach felt a little off but barely noticeable. 5 days later I started spotting brown which then was red for a about 6 days. I knew this was not my period and apparently this is common. My stomach was bloated all month and I had really weird cramping all month. This pill creates similar side effects to as if you were pregnant so really try not to think about it because it's going to freak you out. After 2 weeks of not getting my period I got a negative pregnancy test but my period still wasn't there. My period ended up coming 21 DAYS LATE. My best advise is to trust this pill and try not to google anything. Your mind will really get the best of you and convince you your pregnant."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I know there are women on here that are stressing and I'm here to lighten up your anxiety. I had sex TWO DAYS BEFORE my suspected ovulation day. He never finished in me, he just wiped off the sperm and we went again in the same hour. I’ve done some research and it says that plan b is les than 50% effective 1-2 days before ovulation, and I WAS PANICKING. I literally took the pill less than a hour after we did the deed. Best time is to take the pill less than 24 hours AFTER SEX. It will be 95% effective and success drops a lot after the first day. My side effects for the were stomach cramps, insomnia, nausea, fatigue, and backaches. The pill made my period come 11 DAYS EARLIER. Yes, thats good news, but your period will be HARDER AND HEAVIER. But it is better than an unplanned pregnancy trust me. Sis, STRESS WILL NOT HELP. Do NOT look up your symptoms because the first thing that will come up is pregnancy. This is a lesson learned big time. YOU WILL BE OKAY , I PROMISE."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "My partner and I had sex the exact day I was ovulating that was January 24,2021. We used a condom but he didn’t realize that it broke and he ejaculated inside me. I started crying because I’ve never been in that situation before but the next day maybe around 12 hours after we had sex that was January 25, he bought the morning after pill for me and I took it and I bled for 1 day. I swore it was implantation bleeding but thanks to the pill and yesterday on February 8 I got my period so trust the pill ladies. I read all the experiences shared and I want to thank all of you beautiful ladies. I waited on my period stayed off google like you all said and thanks be to God and the pill I got my period yesterday so the pill really works whether you are ovulating or not. So to anyone going through the same thing just take the pill, pray to God, stay off google and read our experiences... Take care lovely ladies stay safe you are loved❤❤"
Frequently asked questions
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "Who knew waiting for your period could cause so much anxiety?! I wanted to come and share my update because like many of you these post kept me reassured. I had unprotected sex May 2nd the day before my ovulation day, took Plan B 24 hours later. My period was expected to come May 19th. The 19th comes and no period; I start to panic but understood the pill can cause disturbances to your cycle. One week goes by still no period, so I decide to take a pregnancy test which turns out to be negative. My period is now 16 days late still nothing, at this point I’m convinced I had a false negative reading and decided to take a blood test just to be 100% sure, results come back negative. At this point it’s just a waiting game full of anxiety. My period finally came today! 25 days late!!! (I skipped a whole month) Ladies don’t panic, every ”BODY” is literally different this pill can greatly mess up your cycle but it does work! Lesson was learned, the stress is not worth it."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "First take a breath and relax you are OK. I had sex on June 25 the day after my ovulation day ( Flo app) and the condom broke and he came in me. I’m young and still live with my parents so pregnancy was a no. So he got me a Plan B which I took a hour later. However, I decided to google the success rate and it says it didn’t work if your ovulating so I literally almost cried, my OBGYN said that it still works, everyone around me kept saying you should be fine so I decide to stop worrying but I still looked on this page everyday for about two weeks and the stories help a lot. I did take a pregnancy test my doctor gave me a few days before my period started and it was negative. Symptoms were nausea a hour after the pill after and then mild cramps which were on and off; closer to my cycle I got sore nipples and cramping. It is now July 10 and I got my period a day late. Have faith ladies the pill works it’s true what they say don’t stress or stop your life for this."
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control "I have had my IUD for over a year now and I think it's the best thing ever. When I first got it put in I only bled for about a week with a little cramping. After that nothing at all. I haven't had a period for about 8months until I finally got one, and its not bad at all. It's light, no cramping, no headache, nothing. I haven't gained weight, my acne is gone, and my moods are fine. I know all women are different, but I just hear all these horror stories and I just wanted to tell my story, which is a good one. Hope it calms some of your fears."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I promised that I’d write a review if it worked so here I am. GIRLS PLEASE DON'T STRESS OUT!!! I was on the same boat as you all, I was stressing out for so long and tried searching everything up and all that came back to me was pregnancy. I took 4 pregnancy tests & a blood test and it all came back negative and I got my period 12 days late!! The whole month after I took Plan B I was so moody, cramping almost all month. I was crying everyday for no reason, bloating I felt gassy and frequent urination but just because PMS and Pregnancy symptoms feel exactly the same DOES NOT MEAN YOUR PREGNANT. Please don’t search anything up on the internet because you’re going to get more anxious thinking you’re pregnant and trust me it’s not worth it. The pills works beautiful girls, as long as you took it within 1-48 hours of having sex you are okay ❤️❤️❤️ stay safe and stay off the internet xxxx"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "Okay so like other people, I promised I’d write a review if this worked. I’m 19 I’ve taken plan b about 6 times total, has worked every time . I had unprotected sex multiple times on the night of the 13th of August, and was fertile and supposed to ovulate on the 14th. I took plan b on 14th around 1 pm. For the rest of August I was insanely moody, bloated, crampy, fatigued, frequent urination, acne prone, and EXTREMELY NAUSEOUS. So basically every pregnancy symptom. I was expected to get my period on the 31st of August, it didn’t come till today, September 11th so almost 12 days late. I had freaked myself out and made myself so anxious thinking I was pregnant that I delayed my period even more. I also spent $60 on taking pregnancy tests. I know it’s so hard not to stress, but the more you do the later you make it, also plan b can make it late on its own. STAY STRONG GIRLS. Everything will work out fine. Reading these reviews really helped me. Just breathe. Good luck!"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "Ok, so I took this medicine in January had a light period about a week later. Come the following month I had every pregnancy symptom in the book. I was nauseous, breast were killing me hotflashes and SUPER moody. I was convinced I was pregnant (I have one child had all the same symptoms) I took 3 pregnancy tests all negative. My period came today. I wrote this because I hope to help someone who is going through it a month after. I searched this board high and low for someone like this. Hope this helps someone!"
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I know I have not had Mirena in long. First day was Dec 15th. This is horrible. I always had the worst cramps along with heavy heavy bleeding. Every month it felt like contractions. Since having the IUD put in I have bleed everyday. Yes some lighter than others. Most days had to wear a regular pad. Cramps are just as bad if not worse. I can't wait 3 months or longer to see if this will work. I'm miserable, my husband is miserable. I think I would prefer the 7 days of heavy bleeding than this. At least I knew it was gonna stop. This everyday bleeding has to go. I can't deal with it."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "hey girlies! plan b does work during ovulation I’ve taken it a few times when I’ve been at the peak of ovulating . whoever says it doesn’t work do not listen to them. In the past I’ve never really had any symptoms but the last time I took Plan B it was horrible. Plan B made me anxious, sore boobs , STRESS & it literally made me feel pregnant. The more you stress the longer your period will take to stop by and say hello to you. My period was two weeks late , I had horrible hormonal imbalance, for almost a month. girlies please use protection the stress is not worth it!"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I took Plan B on February 9 an hour or two after the deed was done no protection and he came inside. I was scheduled to ovulate on February 15. I spotted exactly 1 week later lasted around 2 days and it was a dark brown color. I felt completely normal 2 weeks after I took Plan B. After that I started to feel extremely emotional and anxious. My scheduled period day (March 2nd) came by and she didn’t show up I have NEVER been late. Pregnancy tests were negative thankfully. 11 days late I started feeling some pre period cramps I was hopeful these came and went for 5 days. It took a total of 16 DAYS for my girl to finally come through. The pill did it’s purpose I would take it again but believe me I learned my lesson I don’t care how unsexy a condom is I'm going to protect my girl and myself as we all should! So don’t worry sisters!! Be patient and STAY OFF THE INTERNET! I would come here to ease my anxiety and that’s why I’m here to share my experience. Sending lots of love"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I'm going to start off my saying I’m young enough to be still living at home and getting my mama to buy me food and clothes. So I had sex on ovulation day me being young I didn’t know it’s easy to get pregnant on that day so I was sacred and took the plan b about 26-28 hours later. I did research on a Plan B and it said it’s best to take it in the 24 hour range and it’s not effective on ovulation day so I freaked out didn’t know how I would tell my mama if I became pregnant. Anyway I found this website and saw all the amazing reviews I read at least the same reviews 4 times a day. I didn’t get symptoms days later like everyone else, a week later I had cramps, lower back pain , constipation, bloated and I got no bleeding in between but it all happen at once I look on the internet and saw PREGNANCY. I decided to wait and relax my mind and my period came a day early. I prayed but these cramps are ironic but that’s better than being pregnant but ladies IT WORKS EVEN DURING OVULATION"
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control "I wanted to come back here and write a review because before I got the Mirena I was reading all of these, although aware that people are more inclined to write about their horror stories rather than their happy stories. So here is my happy story! I was using the ring for a couple years before I tried Mirena. The ring made me miserable, hormonal, moody, irregular. I was very depressed from the fluctuating hormones. In comes Mirena. The Mirena has been the best choice I have ever made for myself. It is true what all my friends and reviewers say. I do not feel hormonal or moody. In fact I feel much more balanced! My skin does break out at times but I will happily take that over what I was experiencing before. My periods have stopped and I sometimes pms about a week before what WOULD be my period, but it is very mild and manageable. Sooo happy with my Mirena!!! I was scared just like you and it was the best choice I made for myself."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I had unprotected sex 2 days before ovulation, had a bit of nausea and cramping after taking the pill a couple hours after sex. I got my period as normal. Please try to stay as calm as possible and don’t search things up on google because it WILL cause you to stress out and stress affects your period even more. If you convince yourself that you are pregnant, your body will mimic your thoughts, you will be in a downward physiological cycle which will ruin you (speaking from experience, it was the worst 2 months). Please trust the pill. You are loved, you are supported, you are going to be okay. Sending you endless love and support ❤️"
Kyleena (levonorgestrel) for Birth Control "Soo I first I want to start off saying that the worst thing you can possibly do is read medical reviews.... YES we all do it but it is a terrible decision. I got my Kyleena IUD placed on January 15th , the night before I read numerous reviews and almost backed out. I was so scared of the daunting reviews. BUT I still went to my appointment. I can say that getting the IUD implanted was painful and slightly uncomfortable , BUT manageable. Since getting it I had little to no spotting for three days. I also had cramps for about four consecutive days BUT the cramps can last longer, mine are off and on periodically. I also have slight acne but nothing crazy. Overall I am having a great experience so far I will definitely keep up with writing reviews because I do believe that the only people who take the time out to write reviews are the people who are unhappy with the Kyleena but I can attest that the Kyleena was the best decision I could’ve made ! I recommend!"
Take Action (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "I had unprotected sex 2 days before ovulation. He came inside of me so I freaked. 16 hrs later I went to Walgreens & they were out of plan b so I resorted to Takeaction. It was my first time taking it, I read awful reviews so I was terrified. 3 days in, felt nauseous. 4-7 days after taking it nauseous, incredibly tired, mood swings, and an appetite increase. Day 8 extreme boob tenderness & severe back pain/cramping. I looked up symptoms & they all pointed to early pregnancy so I flipped out. Day 9, still boob tenderness, when I went to the bathroom I saw pink discharge (another early pregnancy symptom)I was so scared I prayed & cried every night, finally 11 days later I got a full period. My flow is heavier, I'm more bloated than normal, but I got it! This pill definitely impacts your hormones but try not to stress out, let your body adapt and react, all you can do is wait and pray. Take a pregnancy test if you are a week or two late, before you stress. I hope this helps calm someone."
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I had my first Mirena removed in July of 2020 and never had any problems with it. Then I had a new one put in January 29th, 2021. This is March 13th and I've been on my period since getting the new one. Somedays it's normal bleeding, other days it's spotting but the menstrual fluid is dark, almost brown, and thick to the point of almost being sticky. It's ruining my sex life and relationship. My boyfriend thinks I'm pretending to be on my period because I don't want to have sex. I mean, it makes sense. Who has their period for over a month straight? Me. And I'm over it. I feel like I should rate it's effectiveness at a 10 because I definitely won't be having sex with the thing in."
Mirena (levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "1 had Mirena inserted June 3rd, 2021 and have literally bled every day since. It’s starting to get old. I had it inserted and my OB never even checked to make sure it was in the right place. They just said to avoid unprotected sex for the first month, then they’d check it to see if it was in the right places my 2 month checkup. I have no idea if it ACTUALLY works or if it’s even inserted correctly, all I know is that I haven’t gotten a break from bleeding for almost a month."
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "Okay so I know many females might be so scared and paranoid - accidents happen. BUT please trust the Plan B pill!!!! It really works! The last thing you should do is start googling ! That was my biggest mistake. They say it doesn’t work during ovulation but I had sex the DAY I was ovulating. Just trust the pill ladies! So I wanted to put my story out here because it was my first time taking plan b. Me and my bf had unprotected sex and he didn’t pull out immediately we were both scared and we agreed that’d he’d buy the plan b. Again I’m young so I didn’t know what was going to happen. I took the pill within 10 hours and I was nauseas and I had cramps every other day come and go for 2 weeks. It’s a waiting game I felt bloated, I used the restroom frequently and I was stresssingggg. I got my period today (after 2 weeks) and its the worsttttt but hey I’m not pregnant :)"
Plan B (levonorgestrel) for Emergency Contraception "Sharing this because I couldn’t find any similar experiences online and hope this can help someone! I took Plan B about a week before my period was scheduled to come. *Note: I did not know Plan B is likely to be much less effective after ovulation - its primary function is to delay ovulation.* My first period came right on time, and I thought I was in the clear. Boy was I in for a ride. My cycle is usually around 25-26 days, and my cycle *after* my first period post-plan B was 44 days. So I took Plan B, had my first period on time, but my second period was almost 3 weeks late. During that time I experienced a whole array of symptoms: ice cold hands and feet, nausea, really horrible headaches, crazy moods and generally being very anxious. I’ve never experienced anything like it. Thankfully not pregnant - just know that Plan B throws your body totally out of whack and it may take a few cycles to return to normal."
This information is not intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews may be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge, and judgement of healthcare professionals.
More about levonorgestrel
- Side effects
- Drug interactions
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy
- Drug images
- Compare alternatives
- Pricing & coupons
- Drug class: contraceptives
- Latest FDA Alerts (1)
- Drug Information
- Levonorgestrel intrauterine system
- Levonorgestrel (Advanced Reading)
- Levonorgestrel Intradermal (Advanced Reading)
- Levonorgestrel Intrauterine (Advanced Reading)