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Desogestrel Vs Levonorgestrel
Forgotten pill on hols, was rigevidon (150 mg/30 mg levonorgestrel ethinylesradiol). Will mircodiol which has same quantities but desogestrel be ok?
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
Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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