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Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Side Effects

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Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Estradiol (Definition)

Estradiol is the shortened version of 17 beta estradiol, a naturally occurring sex hormone in the estrogen family. In fact, it is the most active and the most prevalent of the three main Estrogens in reproductive age women. In women, it decreases dramatically after menopause. Estradiol is also present in ...Read more


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Should someone start out on ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel pill?

Should someone start out on ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel pill?

This is common: This is a very common combination in birth control pills. It is generally tolerated well. Like any birth control pill, there is a risk of nausea, vomiting, headaches, break thru bleeding, mood changes, and blood clots. ...Read more

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Does levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause weight gain?

Does levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause weight gain?

Depends: The dose can make a difference but over all birth control pills containing levonorgestral and ethinyl estradiol have not been shown to cause weight gain.That being said,I have had patients complain of both weight gain & weight loss with these pills.There is a tendency to start pills at the same times when weight gain frequently occurs - at the time u go off to college, marry, or after child birth. ...Read more

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What are the levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol levels in the birth control zarah?

What are the levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol levels in the birth control zarah?

Look up PI Online: Look up the pi (prescribing information), the fda summary of components and human clinical trial data. See: http://pi.Actavis.Com/data_stream.Asp?Product_group=1691&p=pi&language=e and https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/oral_contraceptive_formulations. ...Read more

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When taking 90 day birthcontrol such as amethia when do I ovulate (83 white levonorgestrel 0.15, ethinyl estradiol 0.3 &7 blue ethinyl estradiol 0.1?

When taking 90 day birthcontrol such as amethia when do I ovulate (83 white levonorgestrel  0.15, ethinyl estradiol 0.3 &7 blue ethinyl estradiol 0.1?

Not supposed to: If you take your pills regularly, all or almost all ovulations are blocked by hormonal contraceptives which are designed to prevent pregnancy primarily by preventing your ovaries from ovulating, whether you are taking contraceptive pills for 21, 28 or 90 days. ...Read more

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Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol. What serious side effects could they have?

Serious side effects: I prefer bio identical treatments using natural Progesterone and natural bio identical Estradiol for treatments. ...Read more

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Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

EC: Although there are at least a dozen types of birth control pills that can be dosed as an emergency contraceptive, I can find no source that includes Loestrin among them. Perhaps someone else has a regimen, but I recommend getting Plan B or the like to ensure you get the maximum benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more


Dr. Peter Baumann
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena iud. It has ...Read more