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Dr. James Mirabile
161 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
161 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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Levlen (Tip)

9% of women will get pregnant in the first year of using birth control pills. ...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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Levlen (Tip)

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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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
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

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Levlen (Tip)

One per day - ideally at the same time. Don't take if over 35 yo and smoke. Spotting gen. resolves. ...See more

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If I stop taking doxycycline, how long before levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) works?

If I stop taking doxycycline, how long before levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) works?

Next cycle: Depending on how long you took the drug, i would recommend waiiting until the next cycle to depend on your birth control to be safest. ...Read more

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Levlen (Tip)

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

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Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

None: After over 50 years of safety and millions of women using the birth control pill, we know now that all pills are safe for long-term use....And do not cause infertility, weight gain, or cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the white levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED tablets to take effect?

How long does it take for the white levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED tablets to take effect?

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. ...Read more

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How many sugar pills are in a packet of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

7: There are 28 pills in most oral contraceptive packs, including levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) - 21 active and 7 placebo (sugar) pills. There are some newer varieties with 24 active and 4 placebo pills. Still others may have as many as 84 active and 7 placebo pills for an extended cycle. There is one brand that only has active pills - 28 per pack, and there is no menstrual period. ...Read more

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I have started taking levlen-ed one week ago on the first day of bleed, it still shows no sign of going 1 week later, is this normal?

I have started taking levlen-ed one week ago on the first day of bleed, it still shows no sign of going 1 week later, is this normal?

Unclear question: If levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is for birth control, then should start on the end of your menstrual period. If the med is to stop bleeding, then you should take it three times a day, bleeding should stop in 3-5 days. ...Read more

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