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Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet


Uses of Nowill Tablet

Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet is used for emergency contraception. It provides a safe and effective way to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Nowill Tablet side effects

  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain

How to use Nowill Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nowill Tablet works

Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, or preventing fertilization (union) of the egg by sperm. It may also alter the lining of the uterus (womb) to stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

Nowill Tablet related warnings

Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Nonhormonal contraceptives is preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
It is not known whether Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet is a single tablet and you only have to take 1 dose for it to work.
  • Take it as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours and not later than 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
  • Notify your doctor if you vomit within 2-3 hours of taking this medicine.
  • It is not as effective as regular methods of contraception and should be used only as an emergency measure.
  • Take a pregnancy test about a week after you take Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet as there is a 5-10% chance that it may not have worked.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nowill

Which tablet do women have to avoid pregnency? In how many hours shoud it be consumed
Dr. Suman Rao
You can take emergency contraception with in 72 hours
After abortion for precaution what I can take condom or choice tablet
Dr. Megha Tuli
Its best to take regular pills like choice of Loette for contraception.
Do you have any questions related to Nowill 1.5 mg Tablet?

User Feedback


Q. What is Nowill?

It is an emergency contraceptive tablet which is used in case of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Q. When is it appropriate to take Nowill tablet?

You should take it only in emergency situations such as unprotected sex, contraceptive failure (eg. broken condom) or irregular use of your birth control pills.

Q. How should I take Nowill?

Take one tablet as soon as possible, not later than 72 hours of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. How effective is Nowill?

The sooner you take it, the more effective it is. Nowill significantly reduces your chances of becoming pregnant if used within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. What are the side effects of Nowill?

It is almost safe for all women. Some common side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache and lower abdominal pain may occur. Your breasts may become more tender than usual. There is a possibility of unexpected vaginal bleeding, but this should clear up by the time you get your next period. Your periods may become irregular. Go for a pregnancy test if they are delayed by more than a week.

Q. Can I take Nowill during breastfeeding?

Yes, it is safe during breastfeeding. It is unlikely to cause any significant effect on milk quantity that can affect the infant adversely.

Q. How often can I use Nowill?

It can be taken more than once in a month but it is advised only for emergency contraception. Keep using regular contraception like condoms, regular birth control pills, IUDs etc. for avoiding unwanted pregnancy.

Q. Is a pregnancy test required after taking Nowill?

Although Nowill significantly reduces your chances of pregnancy, if your periods are delayed by more than a week, a pregnancy test is recommended. However, if you decide on continuing the pregnancy, you may do so as Nowill does not work if pregnancy has already been established. It not cause harm to the foetus.

Q. Can Nowill be taken for regular birth control?

No, it is not indicated for regular birth control. It is used only as an emergency measure after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Q. Can Nowill protect against Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) and HIV / AIDS?

No, it does not offer any protection from HIV / AIDS or other Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs). You can use condoms to protect yourself from STDs and HIV / AIDS.

Q. What is the difference between 'emergency contraceptive pill' and 'abortion pill'?

Pregnancy starts once the fertilized egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus (womb). Abortion pills contain medicine, which hinders the development of a pregnancy after it has occurred and also alters the character of the womb lining in a way that the fertilized egg gets detached, hence causing abortion. On the other hand, emergency contraceptive pills like Nowill contain female hormones which delay the release of egg or prevent movement of sperm towards the egg. This prevents fertilization and hence pregnancy. Nowill does not have any effect on a fertilized egg and hence does not cause abortion.

Q. Is Nowill effective if frequent acts of intercourse have occurred in a short duration of time?

Yes. It is effective if you have had several acts of intercourse in a short span of time. However, it is important that these acts have occurred within 72 hours before taking Nowill. Also, since there is a chance of unintended pregnancy after frequent acts of unprotected sex in the same cycle, it is advisable to use a barrier contraceptive method (e.g. condom) until the next period even after using Nowill.

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