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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

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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

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

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Hi, has anyone used levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Many, many people: Many, many people have taken Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) and thousands of prescribers including me have prescribed it. I'm not sure what else you are asking. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is portia another name for levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Is portia another name for levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Oral Contraceptives: Portia and Levora are both brand names for ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. ...Read more

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I started taking Levora birth control pills how long does it take to work?

I started taking Levora birth control pills how long does it take to work?

2nd cycle: During the first cycle a woman's body may still need to adjust to the birth control pill. During the second cycle the she will experience the full protective effect. ...Read more

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I started levora like 2 weeks after my period, I waited 7 days with taking it and had sex was I protected?

I started levora like 2 weeks after my period, I waited 7 days with taking it and had sex was I protected?

2 weeks: If you started birth control pills 2 weeks after your period instead of the Sunday after your period then ovulation could potentially have occurred. Typically with starting this late we would recommend two weeks of use before having unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Can minocycline and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) be taken simultaneously? Will the effects lessen if I am taking both?

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

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How long to wait to have unprotected sex on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

How long to wait to have unprotected sex on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Minimum 7 days: Most birth control pills recommend additional contraception for first 7 days. Ideally using additional contraception until the completion of the first pack is more safer as some women may have nausea /vomitting onstarting the pills. ...Read more

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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!!!

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!!!

2 weeks: Typically we recommend starting birth control right after your period starts most commonly on the sunday after. Since you started your pills 2 weeks after your period you do not know if ovulation had already occurred. ...Read more

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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

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

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I am currently on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Does it cause depression?

I am currently on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Does it cause depression?

Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): Can cause sleep problems, feeling tired, weakness & mood changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) allergy?

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

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Just started levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for 4 periods a year, is it safe to do that?

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

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Pink spotting and cramps 2 days after switching from lutera to levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Should I be worried?

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

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Does the birth control pill cause weight gain? (Levora)

Does the birth control pill cause weight gain? (Levora)

Weight gain is: A possible side effect of Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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When to strat taking levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control?

When to strat taking levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control?

1st day of period: First sunday after starting the period. Or you may start on the day you start the next period. ...Read more

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If I just started levora, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) how will my period be affected?

If I just started levora, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) how will my period be affected?

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

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What is the difference between chateal and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birthcontrol pills?

Pill color...: There shouldn't be any difference other than the color of the pills. They both contain 21 active pills of. 15mg Levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg Ethinyl Estradiol. The last seven tablets in both Chateal and Levora are inert. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If my girlfriend just started on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control, will it take effect immediately?

If my girlfriend just started on levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control, will it take effect immediately?

Effect of BCP's: How soon the contraceptive effect will begin from bcp's depends upon when in the cycle she starts using it, and is partly dose responsive. I recommend that my patients use a back-up the first month to provide ultimate contraception. ...Read more

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