Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel is a combination medicine that contains female hormones that forestall ovulation (the arrival of an egg from an ovary).
This combination hormone medicine is utilized to counteract pregnancy. It contains two hormones: an estrogen and a progestin. It works basically by keeping the appearance of an egg (ovulation) amid your menstrual rotation. It moreover creates vaginal liquid solid to assist keep sperm from creating an egg (treatment) and changes the covering of the women’s uterus (womb) to avert connection of a prepared egg. If a prepared egg does not append to the female’s uterus, it comes out of the body.
How to use
You will take your first pill on the primary day of your period or on the main Sunday after your period starts. You may need to use go down conception prevention, for example, condoms or a spermicide, when you initially begin utilizing this prescription. Take after your specialist's directions.
Take one pill consistently, close to 24 hours separated. At the point when the pills run out, begin another pack the next day. You may get pregnant on the off chance that you don't take one pill day by day. Get your remedy refilled before you come up short on pills totally.
Avail immediate medical aid if you have signs of any hypersensitive reaction: difficulty in breathing; hives, swollen face, throat, tongue or lips.
Don’t use birth control pills & call your physician right away if you have:
- sudden numbness
- slurred speech,
- rapid breathing,
- sudden severe headache,
- coughing up blood;
- sudden coughing
- Swollen hands, feet or ankles.
- chest pain
ordinary side effects may include:
- Mild nausea vomiting,
- Stomach cramps;
- Breast swelling,
- problems with lenses;
- nipple discharge;
- increased hair growth,
- darkening or freckles of facial skin,
- hair loss;
- changes in appetite or weight
- vaginal discharge or itching
You ought not to take contraception pills if you have:
- Untreated high blood pressure;
- A blood-clotting disorder
- Heart disease
- Circulation problems;
- Kidney problems
- Eye problems
- Diabetes problems
- Unusual bleeding in the vagina
- Liver cancer or disease
- Medical history of jaundice due to birth control pills or pregnancy
- Extreme migraine pains
To ensure conception prevention pills are ok for you, tell your specialist if you have:
- Elevated cholesterol or triglycerides
- Tuberculosis; or
- Varicose veins;
- If you are overweight;
- Gallbladder sickness;
- Underactive thyroid
Pregnancy and Levlen
You should not use this drug during pregnancy. The hormones present in the birth control pills have the potential to pass into the maternal milk and can prove to be dangerous for an infant. This medicine may also reduce the speed of production of breast milk. So it is strictly advised not to use this drug if you are nursing your baby.
What kind of medication is Levlen?
Levlen (Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral contraceptive. The active ingredients are ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel.
Levlen is available in packs of 21 tablets or 28 tablets.
What is Levlen used for?
Levlen is used to prevent pregnancy. The active ingredients in this drug are female hormones which by prevent ovulation. Levlen is also used for other conditions not mentioned in this guide.
Levlen must be used as prescribed. This medication should be taken daily, as directed, with water. If stomach irritations occur, take future doses with food.
A missed dose can be taken as long as a suitable length of time passes before the time of the next dose. Do not take a double dose. Should you miss more than one dose, contact your doctor.
Important information about this medication
Levlen should not be taken by people who are allergic to ethinyl estradiol or levonorgestrel.
Before using Levlen, your doctor will need to know if you suffer with any blood clotting disorder or blood vessel problems, if you have breast cancer, heart problems, angina, or if you suffer with migraine headaches, untreated hypertension, cancer (endometrial, vaginal or cervical), estrogen related growths, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver problems, diabetes with circulatory problems, or if you are scheduled to undergo surgery, or if you more than 35 years of age and smoke 15 or more cigarettes per day.
Prior to taking Levlen, you must provide your doctor with details of your medical history. This must include medications that you have used, or are using, as well as any dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbal medications.
Whilst using Levlen, avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can increase the intensity of some of this drug's side-effects.
When first using Levlen, do not drive or do any dangerous activities in case you react badly to this drug.
What are the side-effects of this medication?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include breathing problems, swelling (tongue, throat, face or lips), or hives. If any of these symptoms appear, call for medical assistance.
Symptoms of serious side-effects include leg pain, breast lumps, breast discharge, change in the amount of urine being passed, abnormal vaginal secretions, swelling or tenderness, speech or vision problems, coughing up blood, confusion, heavy chest pain, dark urine, depression, insomnia, fluid retention, mood swings or behavioral changes, irregular menstrual cycle, numbness (in the leg or arm), weakness on one side of the body, persistent headaches, abnormal vaginal bleeding, persistent dizziness, tenderness or pain in the stomach, vomiting, fatigue, or jaundice.
Less serious side-effects that usually occur in the early stages of treatment with this medication are breast enlargement or tenderness, acne, lack of libido, change in appetite, change in weight, hair loss, dizziness, nausea, headache, bloating or stomach cramps, vaginal spotting or bleeding, or vomiting.
This medication may cause other side-effects not mentioned above. Any uncomfortable symptoms that persist should be reported to your doctor.
If overdose is suspected
Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, nausea, or vaginal bleeding. Call for medical assistance.
Levlen should be stored in a dry, cool place - away from moisture or direct sunlight.