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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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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 35-year-old member asked:

Can levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED treat pimples?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
One choice: The oral contraceptive pill, if right for you, offers health advantages beyond birth control. One of these is often the disappearance of acne.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i take ducolax with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Yes: Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative and levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed is a birth control. Take dulcolax with plenty of water. To reduce constipation , increase fruits, veggies, fiber and water intake. Also increase physical activity. Take care.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.

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