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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
None: After over 50 years of safety and millions of women using the birth control pill, we know now that all pills are safe for long-term use....And do not cause infertility, weight gain, or cancer.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) before it becomes effective?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: It would be effective immediately if started at the time of your period. Otherwise, allow 2 weeks to be considered protected.
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 Jul 20, 2012

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