levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol

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levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol available in?

What dosages is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol available in?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is available as an oral tablet that contains 0.10 mg of levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg of ethinyl estradiol.

What is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol used for?

What is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol used for?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination oral contraceptive (COC) that is used to prevent pregnancy in women.

How does levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol work?

How does levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol work?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a combination of 2 hormones, ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen) and levonorgestrel (a progestin) that work together to prevent pregnancy. It does this by preventing ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary), changing cervical mucus to block sperm from entering the uterus, and changing the lining of the the uterus so the fertilized egg cannot attach to the uterine wall.

How do I take levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

How do I take levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is typically taken by mouth once a day. The first 21 days contain active ingredients while the last 7 contain a placebo.

Is it safe for me to take levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

Is it safe for me to take levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not take this medication if you have any of the following:

  • Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • A history of deep-vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
  • Cerebrovascular or coronary artery disease (current or past history)
  • Valvular heart disease with thrombogenic complications
  • Thrombogenic rhythm disorders
  • Hereditary or acquired thrombophilias
  • Major surgery with prolonged immobilization
  • Diabetes with vascular involvement
  • Headaches with focal neurological symptoms
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Current diagnosis of, or history of, breast cancer, which may be hormone-sensitive
  • Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
  • Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior pill use
  • Hepatic adenomas or carcinomas, or active liver disease
  • Known or suspected pregnancy
levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Common Side Effects

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Common Side Effects

Common side effects of levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Spotting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Weight changes (up or down)
  • Headache
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Depression
levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Serious Side Effects

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart attack: chest pain, stomach discomfort, sweating, nausea, dizziness
  • Stroke: sudden numbness or weakness in the arm, leg, or face, confusion, trouble seeing, headache, difficulty walking
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg): leg cramp, swelling, pain, muscle tightness
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung): cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, racing heart
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol

The following medications may interact with levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol:

HCV drug combinations containing ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, with or without dasabuvir – May cause ALT elevations. Antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and other drugs that increase the metabolism of contraceptive steriods, including rifampin, rifabutin, barbiturates, primidone, phenylbutazone, phenytoin, dexamethasone, carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, griseofulvin, and modafinil: Effectiveness of levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol may be reduced.

Who makes levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

Who makes levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol safe in pregnancy?

Is levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol safe in pregnancy?

levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol is contraindicated during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women.


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