Adding NSAID to emergency contraception ‘boosts efficacy’

Piroxicam co-administered with levonorgestrel prevented 95% of potential pregnancies, doctors say.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Combining levonorgestrel with the NSAID piroxicam may be more effective at preventing pregnancy than taking the on-demand emergency contraceptive alone, show results from a new study. 

Hong Kong–led doctors reported that 95% of potential pregnancies were prevented when women took levonorgestrel plus piroxicam following unprotected sex compared with 63% among those given the morning-after pill with placebo.