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Levora® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill that contains two different types of hormones (a progestin and an estrogen). Although this oral contraceptive is primarily used for preventing pregnancy, it can also be used off-label for other reasons, such as the treatment of:
  • Acne
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods.
This birth control pill is taken once a day, at the same time each day. Like most birth control pills, each pack of Levora contains 21 days of active pills (these pills contain the hormones), followed by 7 days of inactive pills (these pills contain no active ingredients). This gives your body a break from the hormones, causing you to have a period.
Because this medication is not the best choice for certain women, talk to your healthcare provider if you smoke cigarettes or have diabetes, high blood pressure, or an irregular heart rhythm.
(For more information, including some of the potential side effects of birth control pills, click Levora.)
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