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I take levora everyday but am scared bc it has not been the same time everyday or even around the same time. I had sex shld I be scared?!?! emergency
Fear not: Being scared about having sex usually means that person should not be having sex. There's no joy in having fear while having sex. Levora is a combination of 2 hormones, and combination pills are more reliable when a woman can't take a pill at the same time each day. Being a couple hours off each day should still be ok with combination pills. Otherwise, use condoms, an IUD, or other contraceptive. ...Read more
Been taking levora for 2 wk. But not same time everday always between 7am-12pm had sex and now worried. Shld I get plan B? I am freaking out
Oral bcp: It is important to establish a regular time for taking low dose oral contraceptives as the lower hormones in your system when longer than two hours from the previous day create "mini-withdrawal" symptoms. Remember, if one does not get pregnant during the 7 day interval when menses occurs on the pill, it is unlikely for pregnancy to occur for a few hour intervals between taking them. ...Read more
I currently take my birth control (Levora) at 11pm every day. I would like to change this to an earlier time - 8 or 9pm. How can I do this?
Pill change.: I would suggest changing the time when you start your new pill pack. ...Read more
I normally take my levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) at night, however yesterday I accidentally took it at 5pm. Today I meant to take it at 530 but forgot until 8pm. Am I cover?
Still Protected...: You will feel best if you take the pill around the same time every day; however, if you are off by a few hours you are still protected as long as you take 1 pill a day. Best wishes! ...Read more
I started levora like 2 weeks after my period, I waited 7 days with taking it and had sex was I protected?
Can minocycline and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) be taken simultaneously? Will the effects lessen if I am taking both?
Antibiotics and bcp: Birth control pills can be affected by some antibiotics, but the effect is to lessen their absorption, so if you are not bleeding/spotting your bcp's are still effective and can be taken along with Minocin (minocycline) (a tetracycline). If you are spotting, the pill may statistically be less effective, but the odds on pregnancy are still very low. ...Read more
Started levora midcycle, started it 2 wk after my period so I waited 7 days before having sex. Was I protected after the 7 days? I am so worried!!!
Off depo. On levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for two months planning to stop after third month. Will that be good or when and how do I know when to stop levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)? Ttc soon
Conception timing: If you are trying to conceive, you should be off the Depo-Provera and ocps for 3 months prior. However because of the Depo-Provera it may take some time for your body to ovulate again. So if your cycles do not come back after stopping these, you may need ovulation induction meds to help you become pregnant and/or regulate your cycles. ...Read more
Similar length: Being on a pill will likely make her cycle very similar in length. ...Read more
Misguided Reaction: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
Just started levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 4 periods a year, is it safe to do that?
Yes: With guidance from your gyn you can use many pills in an "off label" way to better serve your needs. Just be sure to discuss with them. ...Read more
Can levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) affect my reproductive health later on when I'm ready for children?
Pink spotting and cramps 2 days after switching from lutera to levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Should I be worried?
No worries: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) has the same two hormones as Lutera but is about 50% stronger. About 30% of women will have some irregular bleeding when they switch birth control pills. Keep taking the pills as prescribed, the bleeding should improve. If it doesn't after several weeks, let your doctor know. ...Read more
1st day of period: First sunday after starting the period. Or you may start on the day you start the next period. ...Read more
Likely improve: Most birth control pills make cycles shorter, lighter, and more regular.... So, i'd say better. You might have some irregularity and/or break through bleeding in the first few months... But eventually should be shorter, lighter, and regular. ...Read more
Hi! I'm on my first back of levora birth control pills. When would it be safe for my partner to ejaculate in me?
Risk of pregnancy: Recommend condoms for first monthGet a more detailed answer ›