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It is important to follow Levora dosing instructions carefully to prevent unintentional pregnancy. You can either start taking Levora on the first day of your period or on the Sunday after your period starts. Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily. Make sure to take your Levora dose at the same time each day.

Levora Dosing: An Introduction

Levora® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Nordette®. There is only one standard dose of Levora. As always, do not adjust your Levora dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Even though Levora is very effective when taken as directed, not taking Levora correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.

Levora Dosing for Birth Control

Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily. It should be taken at the same time every day. One pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand).
The first 21 tablets of each pack contain the active ingredients. The last seven tablets contain no active ingredients. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. This is especially common for the first few months you take Levora. When this happens, keep taking Levora as usual.
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