iPlan is an oral contraceptive made from very low doses of synthetic progestin, like the natural hormone progesterone in the woman’s body. Each blister of iPlan contains 28 sugar coated Levonorgestrel 0.03mg tablets. iPlan is indicated for pregnancy prevention in breastfeeding mothers. It can be used by breastfeeding mothers starting six weeks after childbirth.
Effectiveness depends on the user. For women who have monthly bleeding, the risk of pregnancy is greater if iPlan is taken late or missed completely.
The failure rate of iPlan is only 0.5% in the first year in breastfeeding women. Return of fertility after iPlan is stopped: No delay
Protection against sexually transmitted infections STIs, including Hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS: None
iPlan helps protect against:
• No estrogen-related complications
and may help prevent:
• Benign breast disease
• Endometrial and ovarian cancer
Who can use IPlan
Nearly all women can use iPlan safely and effectively, including women who:
- Are breastfeeding (starting as soon as 6 weeks after childbirth)
- Have or have not had children
- Are married or not married
- Have just had an abortion or miscarriage
- Are of any age, including adolescents and women over 40 years old
- Smoke cigarettes, regardless of woman’s age or number of cigarettes smoked
- Have anemia now or had in the past
- Are infected with HIV, whether or not they are on antiretroviral therapy
Who can’t use IPlan
iPlan should not be used in women with any of the following conditions:
- Known or suspected pregnancy
- Active liver disease
- Abnormal liver function
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding of unknown etiology
- History of thromboembolic disorder
- Severe hypertension
- Headaches and history of migraine
- Hypersensitive to any component of this product
Some users have reported the following:
- No monthly bleeding
- For breastfeeding women, longer delay in return of monthly bleeding after childbirth.
- Mild headaches
- Nausea (usually pass off after 2-3 months use)
- Abdominal cramps and bloating
- Breast tenderness
- Weight change
Frequently Asked Questions
iPlan does not affect the quality or quantity of breast milk. It does not cause a breastfeeding woman’s milk to dry up.
iPlan must be taken every day, whether or not a woman has sex that day.
A woman can get back to fertility without delay after she stops taking iPlan. iPlan does not make women infertile.
iPlan does not cause diarrhea in breastfeeding infants.