Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
» Read More
How should I take ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel?
You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.
Some birth control packs contain seven “reminder” pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills.
You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.
Use a back-up birth control if you are sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea.
If you need surgery or medical tests or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medicine for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using birth control pills.
Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel side effects :
sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance.
sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood.
pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs.
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches.
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
a breast lump; or
symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes).
Treating high blood pressure alone or with other medicines. It is used to treat heart failure. It is used in certain patients to decrease the risk of death after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. This helps to lower blood pressure. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. HCTZ treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). HCTZ may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Tamoxifen Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adjuvant Treatment Of Breast Cancer and other conditions.Tamoxifen Tablet contains Tamoxifen Citrate as an active ingredient.Tamoxifen Tablet works by causing the relapse of established dimethylbenzanthracene-induced tumors.Detailed information related to Tamoxifen Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
The salt combination Amlodipine / Atenolol is used for the treatment of Hypertension, Severe Pain In Chest, Arrhythmias, Myocardial Infarction, Angina and other conditions.Detailed information related to Amlodipine / Atenolol's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Ketoconazole Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Yeast Infections Of Skin and other conditions. Ketoconazole Tablet contains Ketoconazole as an active ingredient. Ketoconazole Tablet works by preventing yeasts and fungi from reproducing. Detailed information related to Ketoconazole Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Rabeprazole Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Gastric Acidity, Gastro-Intestinal Reflux, Stomach Ulcers, Intestinal Ulcers and other conditions. Rabeprazole Tablet contains Rabeprazole as an active ingredient. Rabeprazole Tablet works by blocking the activity of the proton pumps in the stomach wall. Detailed information related to Rabeprazole Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Dothiepin HCL with the active ingredient considered a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It works by preventing the natural substances serotonin and noradrenaline from being reabsorbed into the nerve cells to prolong their mood lightening effect. The medication is relatively mild and can be used to treat low levels of anxiety, depression and chronic pain disorders. It can cause drowsiness as a side effect and may be most useful in treating depression in people who are anxious, agitated or suffer from disturbances in sleep.
Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Heartburn is often confused with the first symptoms of a heart attack. Seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, and a general ill feeling.
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body. Tinidazole is an antiprotozoal and antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive parasites and bacteria.
The salt Albendazole is used for the treatment of Infections Caused By Roundworm, Infections Caused By Tapeworm, Infections Caused By Pinworm and other conditions.Detailed information related to Albendazole's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Propranolol is used to treat tremors, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack, and to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. Hemangeol (propranolol oral liquid 4.28 milligrams) is given to infants who are at least 5 weeks old to treat a genetic condition called infantile hemangiomas. Hemangiomas are caused by blood vessels grouping together in an abnormal way. These blood vessels form benign (non-cancerous) growths that can develop into ulcers or red marks on the skin. Hemangiomas can also cause more serious complications inside the body (in the liver, brain, or digestive system). Propranolol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Clobazam Tablets is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Clobazam Tablets is used in combination with other medications to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy that also causes developmental and behavior problems.It may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.