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Dr. James Mirabile
156 doctors shared insights

Levlen (Overview)

Levlen is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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What's the difference between levlen ED and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraception pills just wanted to know so i can switch to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as i'm currently on levlen ed?

What's the difference between levlen ED and Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraception pills just wanted to know so i can switch to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as i'm currently on levlen ed?

Either one: The difference is minimal. They contain a slightly different Progesterone which should be undetectable to a person taking it. There is no issue switching from one to the other. Use whichever one is cheaper. ...Read more

Dr. James Mirabile
156 doctors shared insights

Levlen (Overview)

Levlen is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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How long on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) before it becomes effective?

How long on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) before it becomes effective?

Depends: It would be effective immediately if started at the time of your period. Otherwise, allow 2 weeks to be considered protected. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

Find/take your pill before your brush your teeth so you can't leave your house without doing it! ...See more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

No oral: Contraceptive for boys. It would be a bad idea to give oral contraceptive to a boy and it is likely to make acne worse any way. If the acne is bad, please see a doctor. If you are a first year student, talk to a dermatologist at your school. ...Read more

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Yellow discharge from vagina? I used levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED in place of ec (4 doses, 12 hours apart) and i had a light yellow discharge 3 days later, no odor.

Yellow discharge from vagina?  I used levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED in place of ec (4 doses, 12 hours apart) and i had a light yellow discharge 3 days later, no odor.

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

Am I a good candidate for pills? Are there better options (Nuvaring, IUD, Implanon)? how do I start? ...See more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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How well does the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill work?

How well does the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill work?

It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases to 9 out of 100 that will get pregnant if they DON'T ALWAYS take as directed ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
198 doctors shared insights

Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
1,442 doctors shared insights

Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more