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Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel Mini Pill

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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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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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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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Can you tell me about Plan B (levonorgestrel 1.5), the pill didn't work and could I get pregnant?

Can you tell me about Plan B (levonorgestrel 1.5), the pill didn't work and could I get pregnant?

Plan B: Plan B is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure. It works using female hormones. Plan B can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thickens cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation.
Even use of Plan B within 72 hours is not a guarantee that pregnancy won't occur. ...Read more

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Should I take levonorgestrel pill 8 hours apart after the 1st dose as instructed by doctor or 12 hours apart from internet?

Doctors orders!: Since your physician went to medical school and spent many years training and learning about taking care of you, I'd simply follow her advice. Who knows where "the internet" did its training! Keep in mind there are so many cases in medicine where there is a range of " answers" and two choices can be "right." Best of luck! ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex l took the pill 13 hours later (1.5mg tablet levonorgestrel from boots) will i be safr as I'm so worried ?

 I had  unprotected sex  l  took  the pill 13 hours  later  (1.5mg tablet levonorgestrel from boots)  will i be  safr as I'm so worried ?

Emergency contracept: Emergency contraception is 95% effective if taken within 24 hours after unprotected intercourse. However, now is the time to look into a more reliable method of contraception so you won't have this worry again. Remember that some irregular bleeding is to be expected after the emergency contraception. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have taking 2 pills daily of 0.03mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.15mg levonorgestrel for over 1.5 year.Can i change it to 1 pill per day? And wat safety?

I have taking 2 pills daily of 0.03mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.15mg levonorgestrel for over 1.5 year.Can i change it to 1 pill per day? And wat safety?

Odd dose: Are you taking these pills as birth control? It is not typical to be prescribed two birth control pills per day for 1.5 years. Clarify with the prescribing doctor what medicine you are taking and how to take it. If this is birth control then it should be taken once per day. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on Monday around 3 am and took the pill (1.5mg tablet levonorgestrel from boots) 13 hours later will I be safe as I'm so worried?

I had unprotected sex on Monday around 3 am and took the pill (1.5mg tablet levonorgestrel from boots) 13 hours later will I be safe as I'm so worried?

From boots ?: I am not sure you meant it was stored in your boots?I f you did store it and you were wearing it and it got too warm ;effectiveness would be a concern. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and Nikki. Does taking the Nikki lessen the effectiveness of the mirena (levonorgestrel). If I miss the pill one day doEs the mirena (levonorgestrel) still protect. ?

I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and Nikki. Does taking the Nikki lessen the effectiveness of the mirena (levonorgestrel). If I miss the pill one day doEs the mirena (levonorgestrel) still protect. ?

Why Both: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should still protect you. WHY BOTH! It works by two methods. The first is a little less well understood, but an intrauterine device itself changes the uterine environment preventing implantation and pregnancy the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is Levonegestrol (progesterone) coated which hormonally prevents pregnancy. NIKKI is a comb E2/progestin OCP. It hormonally prevents ovulation. follow missed pill rules. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i take ella (ulipristal acetate) after i've already taken a levonorgestrel pill?

Please tell me, could i take ella (ulipristal acetate) after i've already taken a levonorgestrel pill?

Not needed: If you took emergency contraception and followed the instructions correctly then taking a second type of emergency contraception is not needed. If you had unprotected sex again at a different time and now are asking if you can use Ella after a different exposure during the same menstrual cycle then yes it is ok to do that. ...Read more

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Can you take the morning after pill with the mirena (levonorgestrel) ?? Will it affect the coil in anyway?

Yes you can.: Hi Dorothy,

You can take the morning after pill with the Mirena (levonorgestrel). This is perhaps going overboard as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is 99% effective. The Morning after pill will not affect the device at all but could cause the next period to be heavy. ...Read more

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Is it still effective the 'morning after pill' levonorgestrel if taken almost 4 days after unprotected intercourse?

Possibly: The effectiveness of the Levonorgestrel decreases gradually, but, the protection can last for as long as 5 days. ...Read more

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I took the plan b pill Levonorgestrel 1.5 on 2.3.17 now if I wanted to get pregnant even after taking the pill can I this month with unprotected sex?

I took the plan b pill Levonorgestrel 1.5  on 2.3.17 now if I wanted to get pregnant even after taking the pill can I this month with unprotected sex?

May be but why?: Are you ready to be a mother? Do you have means to support yourself and a baby? Please reconsider your idea of getting pregnant. You may wish to delay pregnancy at your young age. It would be prudent to work on your education and getting into a good career so that you may provide a good life to your child.
You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does taking one dose levonorgestrel next choice pill cause fibroids to grow faster/ bigger? Is it effective /does the pill work when taken on 3rd day?

Does taking one dose levonorgestrel next choice pill cause fibroids to grow faster/ bigger? Is it effective /does the pill work when taken on 3rd day?

No: Levonogestrel has no effect on fibroids. The pill is only about 50% effective by 72 hours post exposure. Definitely still a good idea to help prevent pregnancy, even at 3 days post coital. ...Read more

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Hello how do u recommend nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) w1 white pills as an emegency cp? And how should be the dosage to be taken is it ok to take 2& 2 after 24 hours?

Looking up on the: web. You can find this direction on this website below.
This is a little too specific for a doctor to dictate treatment as opposed to giving health advice. But you can read one recommendation below and decide for yourself.
http://ec.princeton.edu/pills/nordette.html
Nordette
Take 4 light-orange pills within 120 hours after unprotected sex and 4 more light-orange pills 12 hours later. ...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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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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Difference in levonorgestrel 150 mcg and desogestrel 150 mcg in birth control pills?

Difference in levonorgestrel 150 mcg and desogestrel 150 mcg in birth control pills?

Not much: These are 2 different types of Progesterone used in the pills. Both have are safe and have been used for many years. ...Read more

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I accidentlly took two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day. Problem?

I accidentlly took two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day. Problem?

No: The only problem with taking two pills in one day is the small chance of nausea. Keep taking the pill pack as you normally would, and you'll finish one day early before your scheduled 7 day menstrual period -- in this case, however, it'll be 8 days and then you'll start another pill pack. ...Read more

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Could taking two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day cause an overdose?

Could taking two of my triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pills on the same day cause an overdose?

No: If you missed the dose the day before, it is actually recommended you take both with the next dose or as soon as you remember. The only side effect may be nausea with the increased dose. Missing dose repeatedly may lead to pregnancy or irregular bleeding. ...Read more