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A 33-year-old female asked:

What is the side effects of nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is one brand of ethinyl estradiol & levonorgestrel, used as combination hormone birth control. Check out http://www.drugs.com/mtm/nordette.html for more information including side effects. Some alternative brands are Alesse, Altavera, Amethyst, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel, Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel), Orsythia, Portia, Sronyx, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil-21, Triphasil-28 & Trivora-28
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nordette SE's: "nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping, bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement. Acne may improve or get worse. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular menstrual periods". REF: http://www.rxlist.com/nordette-28-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Should someone start out on ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel pill?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is common: This is a very common combination in birth control pills. It is generally tolerated well. Like any birth control pill, there is a risk of nausea, vomiting, headaches, break thru bleeding, mood changes, and blood clots.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some of the side-effects of nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nordette side effect: "nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping, bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement. Acne may improve or get worse. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular menstrual periods " per http://www.rxlist.com/nordette-28-side-effects-drug-center.htm
A 46-year-old member asked:

How safe is nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Safe: As safe as any other birth control pill if you pay attention to the risks.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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