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Doctor insights on: Drospirenone Vs Levonorgestrel

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What are the levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol levels in the birth control zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone)?

What are the levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol levels in the birth control zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone)?

Look up PI Online: Look up the pi (prescribing information), the fda summary of components and human clinical trial data. See: http://pi. Actavis. Com/data_stream. Asp? Product_group=1691&p=pi&language=e and https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/oral_contraceptive_formulations. ...Read more

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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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Why does the Yuzpe method for emergency contraceptive use levonorgestrel as the progesterone, but yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, and beyaz contain drospirenone?

Why does the Yuzpe method for emergency contraceptive use levonorgestrel as the progesterone, but yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, and beyaz contain drospirenone?

Contraception: Some of those can not be used effectively for emergency contraception. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. Http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Progestin: Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has properties similar to progesterone. ...Read more

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Are levonorgestrel and desogestrel the same?

Are levonorgestrel and desogestrel the same?

No: No, they are 2 different types of progestins (often found in birth control pills) ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it, it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levonorgestrel vs desogestrel?

Not much: These are simply two different forms of the hormone progesterone. Clinically the differences for the person taking it are undetectable. ...Read more

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I there a difference between Plan B and the generic brand levonorgestrel tablets?

Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more

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How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?

You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

Misplacement: Initial misplacement or later displacement are the two most common reasons for failure. Mirena, (levonorgestrel) like any other contraceptive method, has a failure rate that is fortunately very small. ...Read more

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I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues?

I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues?

What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more

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Can levonorgestrel be used 2 months in a row?

Depends: Depends for what reason, but it is routinely used for more than 2 months. ...Read more

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How long does levonorgestrel stay in your body?

Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the drug to be eliminated is about 17-24 hours, 3/4 gone by 36-48 hours, 7/8 gone by 2-3 days, etc. For all practical purposes you can assume it is all gone in about 5 days. ...Read more

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What number of times a week will my girlfriend take levonorgestrel pill?

What number of times a week will my girlfriend take levonorgestrel pill?

Safe; not the best: Levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills are safe but it's as effective as other regular methods of birth control. She can discuss more effective options with her doctor or provider. Regular methods cost less too. ...Read more

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break outs?

Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause break outs?

Highly unlikely: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud causes an extremely tiny amount of hormone into your body everyday for about 5 years. The dose is so small that it is very unlikely to cause acne or any other systemic illness. There are lots of reasons for acne to get worse, but the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is not a very likely cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

Can you tell me what is norplant (levonorgestrel)?

No longer available: Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available anymore in the United States. There is a similar device called implanon. It is a thin, small cylindrical structure that is easily inserted under your skin. It lasts for three years. It has no estrogen in it. It is 99% effective. It can be associated with irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens after mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

Mirena removal.: Spotting can occur. It is usual to go back to previous period pattern. You will need to use some form of birth control if you plan to be sexually active. ...Read more

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What can I expect after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

Ans: Well it takes a few months for the period to regulate. So you may have some cramping and break through bleeding for a while or you may have no issues ...Read more

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Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) still work after 5 years?

Unknown: The levonorgesterl is reduced by 50%/day at 5 years. The manufacturer reccomends replacement at 5 years.

Actually it is not known for sure why it even works. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levonorgestrel and estradiol?

Progesterone: Levonorgestrel is a synthetically manufactured progestational agen as opposed to Estradiol which is an estrogen. The combination of the two hormones produces the suppression of ovulation and contraception. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my mirena (levonorgestrel) is out of place?

How do I tell if my mirena (levonorgestrel) is out of place?

Check strings: You can confirm that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is in the proper location by regularly making sure you can feel the iud strings in your vagina. If you cannot feel the strings, or if you develop bad cramps, or increased bleeding, see your clinician. They will confirm that your iud strings are visible and proper length. If not, they can perform an u/s to confirm proper location, followed by xray if needed. ...Read more

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Is norplant (levonorgestrel) covered my us medical insurance?

Is norplant (levonorgestrel) covered my us medical insurance?

Norplant (levonorgestrel)? No: Norplant (levonorgestrel) was removed from the us market in 2002, so it is not even available. As for removal, some insurers, such as medicaid, cover removal while many do not. Check with your insurer. If you mean nexplanon, the recommendation is still the same. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

Do you think I should get my mirena (levonorgestrel) removed?

If you want to: If it is expired, then definitely yes - you should have it removed. If they are left in place, they can cause infections, and even perforation of the uterus even years after the device expires. If you don't like your iud, but it hasn't expired, then it is also a good idea to have it removed. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel (plan b) last?

Not long: Plan b side effects are temporary. Typically you may notice symptoms during the first day or two.
What symptoms are you experiencing? ...Read more

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What can happen if mirena (levonorgestrel) is in past 5 years?

What can happen if mirena (levonorgestrel) is in past 5 years?

Unreliable: The reliability of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud cannot be guaranteed after the 5 year expiration. Follow with your physician for removal and discussion on the best contraceptive options for you now. ...Read more