Levoplant is indicated for contraception up to three years after insertion.
Mechanism of action
Two small rods (each about the size of a matchstick) are inserted under the skin of the woman’s upper, inner arm by a trained provider. The rods slowly release levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin. Levonorgestrel is the same ingredient used in oral contraceptive pills, emergency contraceptive pills, and intrauterine systems; it is one of the best-understood and longest-studied ingredients used for contraception.
Levonorgestrel works by:
1.- Inhibiting ovulation 2.- Inhibiting implantation of the fertilized egg, and 3.- Thickening the cervical mucus so sperm cannot pass
Levoplant is a WHO-prequalified contraceptive implant effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 3 years. It has been registered by the following health authorities:
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)