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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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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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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 on 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 every day 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