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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: Depends for what reason, but it is routinely used for more than 2 months.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Levonorgestrel: Levonorgestrel is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse (sex without any method of birth control or with a birth control meth ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience in Pharmacology
Safe; not the best: Levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills are safe but it's as effective as other regular methods of birth control. She can discuss more effective ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a great sub: Microlut is not a great substitute for available over the counter emergency contraceptive pills. The typical dose of emergency birth control is 0.75mg ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
No: no, they are 2 different types of progestins (often found in birth control pills)
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it , it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much : These are simply two different forms of the hormone progesterone. Clinically the differences for the person taking it are undetectable.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No. It is important not to get pregnant on this medication as it can cause fetal issues.
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