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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

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


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I'm on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED I'm 4 hrs late on taking my pill is that ok am I still covered from pregnancy?

I'm on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED I'm 4 hrs late on taking my pill is that ok am I still covered from pregnancy?

Yes: If you are less than 12 hours late in remembering to take your levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed on a given day, go ahead and take your pill for that day and resume your normal pill taking schedule the following day. ...Read more

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My good friend has been put on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill by a nurse as she thought she may have been pregnant, she has been told to take 3 every 12 hours? Toomuch

My good friend has been put on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill by a nurse as she thought she may have been pregnant, she has been told to take 3 every 12 hours? Toomuch

Stop it: If she is pregnant, taking birth control pills is not good for her. If, instead, she is is trying to miscarry the pregnancy, typically, the dose is 4 pills, taken 12 hours apart, for two doses. ...Read more

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How can I stop my period in the first 24 hours? Will it help if I take 1 levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill from the red and 1 from the green?

How can I stop my period in the first 24 hours? Will it help if I take 1 levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill from the red and 1 from the green?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that you can stop your period with 2 birth control pills. In order to stop bleeding you would need to take more pills, but taking high doses of estrogen can have it's own side effects. Best is to take pills from first week (active) of pack and hopefully period will at least be shortened. In future, can consider menstrual suppression, skipping placebo row of pills. ...Read more

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How affective is levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED contraceptive pill?

How affective is levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED contraceptive pill?

Effectiveness of BCP: Any birth control pill that is fda approved has a failure rate of less than 2%. The failures are frequently due to forgetting to take the pills two days or longer in the cycle. ...Read more

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I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) I took my last active pill today I want to switch to levlen ED do I start on the sugar pills on levlen ED tommorrow or Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) s pill?

I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) I took my last active pill today I want to switch to levlen ED do I start on the sugar pills on levlen ED tommorrow or Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) s pill?

Finish as scheduled.: Unless there is a side effect/reason to try to switch pills earlier, I would recommend that you complete the entire Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pack as scheduled. Then when it would be time to start the next one, start the new birth control pills instead. ...Read more

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I had my merina IUD removed and then started levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED the same day I've taken 7 active pills and the condom actually broke is there a chance I could?

I had my merina IUD removed and then started levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED the same day I've taken 7 active pills and the condom actually broke is there a chance I could?

Unlikely: If the condom broke on the 7th day of your active pills, then it's very unlikely that you could be pregnant. Since you've been on the pills, there's not much to be gained by taking Plan B or anything other than continuing the birth control pills as you already have. ...Read more

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Hi, I took the last active pill of Levlen 4 days ago and I just have my first period day today. Can I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first active pill today? Ta

Hi, I took the last active pill of Levlen 4 days ago and I just have my first period day today. Can I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first active pill today? Ta

Switching OCP's: When changing oral contraceptive pill brands, you should finish your pack of the old active pills. Once your period starts, the new brand of pills can be started anytime, just no later than 7 days after the last active pill from the prior pack was taken. ...Read more

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I was on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED for 7 months now I have stopped it will I get my next period normal do I count 28 days since stopping the pill from my last period?

I was on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED for 7 months now I have stopped it will I get my next period normal do I count 28 days since stopping the pill from my last period?

Maybe: Your first period after stopping BC pills may occur about 28 days from your last period on the pills (not last pill). This is variable though, may be delayed for 2-4 weeks normally. If not trying to get pregnant, use protection during this time as your time of ovulation may be unpredictable ...Read more

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I started Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED around day 7 of my cycle and have been taking them for 5 days now. Will they become effective against pregnancy after my 7th pill?

I started Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED around day 7 of my cycle and have been taking them for 5 days now. Will they become effective against pregnancy after my 7th pill?

Yes: Birth control pills he would've taken for one week can decrease the chance of pregnancy if you stop and start them or just stop after a few days you could never withdrawal bleeding menstrual period you get pregnant anytime but birth-control pills prevent it about 97% of the time if taken for the full moons for that month ...Read more

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I've currently just taken my 8th day of the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) inactive pill, I've had my period since a baby 7 weeks ago, uunprotected sex could I be pregnant?

Take a test: If you have been taking your birth control daily then its not likely. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I need a bc pill that won't give me mood side effects I've used Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and levlen ED and have really bad mood swings what bc is best with least s- effect?

I need a bc pill that won't give me mood side effects I've used Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and levlen ED and have really bad mood swings what bc is best with least s- effect?

BC pill: The simple answer is to discuss this with your gynecologist.
Are the mood swings related to your periods and does that start a day or so before your period. That is quite common and can addressed with the right drug. ...Read more

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I have like brown/red blood in a clear mucus. I am about6-7 days away from getting my period. I'm on the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

I have like brown/red blood in a clear mucus. I am about6-7 days away from getting my period. I'm on the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

Break thru bleeding: 20% of women on birth control pills experience bleeding between periods. In those who smoke or miss taking pills the incidence is even higher. Part of the reason is the very low estrogen content of newer BCP's. This causes a thin friable endometrial lining which can bleed easily. *Since BCP's are not 100% protection from pregnancy DO A PREGNANCY TEST to rule out implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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Taking Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED birth control, fought my cycle, began first 7 day break, after 5 inactive pills, still no period, could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: If worried, just do a pregnancy test. A urine test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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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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Does your skin adapt to levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) or should I change pills?

Does your skin adapt to levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) or should I change pills?

Not sure what you me: Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is a birth control pill - what do you mean by your skin adapting? I'm confused... ...Read more

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Can you tell me when are you protected when taking the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

It depends: If you started the pill the day you started your period, you should be protected. However if you started it midcycle or have irregular periods, you may want to use back up the first cycle. It also depends on if you are taking the pill every day as prescribed. ...Read more

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Which pill is better for treating my perimenopause symptoms? Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) or Femme tab?

Which pill is better for treating my perimenopause symptoms? Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) or Femme tab?

About the same: Both of those are combination birth control pills. There is little difference. Your obgyn can guide you to determine if you are better served by an oral contraceptive or by a hormone replacement product designed for menopause. This will be based on risk factors, age and where you are in the stages of menopause. ...Read more

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Been on levlen pill for 5 months still spotting between periods and bleeding starting around day 21 why is this happening?

Been on levlen pill for 5 months still spotting between periods and bleeding starting around day 21 why is this happening?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding happens when the hormone levels are insufficient to maintain the integrity of the endometrial lining. Some woman have breakthrough bleeding with certain combinations but will do well with other combinations. There are many different pill combinations with different hormones and different dosages of hormones. You should consider switching to a different pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I switch from femme ED tab 120/100 to levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED on active pills will I have side effects?

Can I switch from femme ED tab 120/100 to levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED on active pills will I have side effects?

Yes: Most women will have no problems with this switch of birth control pills. Why do you wish to switch? Switching pills because of insurance coverage is different from switching because of side effects or other issues. Please clarify. ...Read more

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I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) con pill and not feeling to well on them can I switch to levlen ED even though I'm in the middle of active pills on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

I'm currently on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) con pill and not feeling to well on them can I switch to levlen ED even though I'm in the middle of active pills on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Should not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has 20 mcg of estrogen, 3 mg of progestin compare to levlen with 30 mcg of estrogen and 0.15 mg of progestin. You should try to finish this package before changing to another one. You need to consult with your doctor if you want to change any regimen. To avoid breakthrough problems. ...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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How many sugar pills are in a packet of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

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

7: If you have the standard levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pack it should be 21 active pills and 7 placebo's, but I would recommend checking with your pharmacist to be certain. ...Read more

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Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a low estrogen pill is it lower than levlen ed?

Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a low estrogen pill is it lower than levlen ed?

Yes: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contains 20 mcg of estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and levlen ed contains 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol. ...Read more

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How possible is it to get pregnant while using the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

It depends: It depends on how well you take it. If you take it everyday at the same time and do not miss any pills, it is 99% effective. However, if you smoke, miss pills or take them late, the effectiveness can be as low as 90% ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while on my sugar pill I'm currently using levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

Unlikely: Birth control pills work by preventing ovulation and the 'sugar' pills are just part of the regimen to regulate hormones. One can get pregnant on birth control pills but it the statistical success of prevention is about 99%. If you miss a period then get a pregnancy test. Otherwise don't worry about it! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how likely is it to get pregnant while using the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

Can you tell me how likely is it to get pregnant while using the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

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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What is the difference between Levlen and Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) BC pill. Which one is effective to stop period??

Both: Both products can cause cessation of the period. Ask your gyn how to taper down the blanks if you're on a 28 pill pack, so you can go to continuous hormone use for the most likely way to eliminate your cycle. ...Read more

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