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Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Side Effects

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I've been taking the "pill" nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 3 days now; should I be starting to feel some side effects?

I've been taking the "pill" nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 3 days now; should I be starting to feel some side effects?

Side effect of birth: Depending on what you are feeling, the start of a birth control pill may create some nausea or other stomach concerns. Physically you may experience breast tenderness. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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What is the side effects of nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills?

What is the side effects of nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills?

Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is one brand of ethinyl estradiol & levonorgestrel, used as combination hormone birth control. Check out http://www.drugs.com/mtm/nordette.html for more information including side effects. Some alternative brands are Alesse, Altavera, Amethyst, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel, Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel), Orsythia, Portia, Sronyx, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil-21, Triphasil-28 & Trivora-28 ...Read more

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Is there any side effects taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and should I take them?

Is there any side effects taking nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and should I take them?

Many potential: All birth control pills can have some side effects and these sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, migraines, irregular bleeding, depression, hypertension, skin discoloration are a few. ...Read 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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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 have been on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 20 months or so and I have just decided to get off it yesterday. What side effects will i get?

I have been on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 20 months or so and I have just decided to get off it yesterday. What side effects will i get?

Finish pack first: When a woman wants to stop bcp i recommend she finish out the pack she is on. If she stops in the middle of the pack she'll have a period then. Most women take 4-6 weeks to get back to their regular periods. Of course you will go back to how your cycles were before bcp - may be heavier and more painful. Don't forget to use another method of birth control if sexually active! ...Read more

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