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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me when are you protected when taking the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: If you started the pill the day you started your period, you should be protected. However if you started it midcycle or have irregular periods, you may want to use back up the first cycle. It also depends on if you are taking the pill every day as prescribed.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

How well does the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill work?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases to 9 out of 100 that will get pregnant if they DON'T ALWAYS take as directed
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A 32-year-old female asked:

What medication i can not take with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Relatively few: The issue with various medications, mostly antibiotics and some anti-seizure medications, is that the effectiveness of the pill or the medications is decreased. The interactions in and of themselves are not harmful.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What age should you be before you take levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Oral bcp ?: If you are still having menstrual periods, taking Levlen will lessen "pre-menstrual syndrome" and regulate your menses. Levlen has far less estrogen in it than your ovaries now make , and with Levlen, your ovaries are stopped from making estrogen. Ask your gyn provider to discuss oral bcp to make sure you are a candidate.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long before levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED is effective?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Up to 14 days: Check out http://www.Mydr.Com.Au/cmis/pdfs/cmi8018.Pdf and http://www.Medsafe.Govt.Nz/consumers/cmi/l/levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel).Pdf for info on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. How quickly it takes effect depends upon what you were doing/taking prior. Whether to use add'l contraception, eg condom, depends upon what you read (see above) and your doctor. Best to ask him/her.

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Last updated Jun 2, 2014

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