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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 32 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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How safe is nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 57 years experience
Safe: As safe as any other birth control pill if you pay attention to the risks.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
I would like to inquire if nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) can be used as an emergency contraceptive pill. What is its proper dose?
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
Please don't!: Theoretically it can; but i recommend strongly against this except as a last resort. It is not intended for this purpose and you should eitehr use a s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
i have unprotected sex 16to17 hours ago, condom breaks during our intercourse, . Can i take nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an an emergency pill...?"
Dr. Edmond Pack
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
You could....: It will take a lot of pills and likely make you very nauseated. Your better bet is to go to a pharmacy and buy plan b. No rx is necessary, but you m... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
I have unprotected sex 16to17 hours ago condom breaks during our intercourse can I take nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as an emergency pill ? Pls answer..
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: There's a way to take your birth control pills. Talk with your doc about the dosing or use Plan B instead.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
I am on nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills for 2mos now and i noticed I am having thick odorless yellowish vaginal discharge. Is it still normal?
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Discharge: Birth control pills can thicken the cervical mucus and because on the pill your body's hormones will change you might also experience a change in vagi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Is nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) as a morning after pill still effective if it was melted in the mouth?
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 57 years experience
No: Probably not. These pills were designed to be swollowed.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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