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Levora is a birth control pill that is available by prescription. It is a combined oral contraceptive that works by preventing ovulation and altering the cervical mucus and endometrium. Each pack of Levora contains 28 pills that must be taken once daily, at the same time each day. While most people tolerate this form of contraceptive well, potential side effects include headaches, acne, and nausea.

What Is Levora?

Levora® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a generic version of Nordette®.
(Click What Is Levora Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Levora

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Levora. However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Levora include, but are not limited to:
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting (between periods)
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches.
(Click Levora Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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