What is levonorgestrel ethinyl used for?

Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol combination is used to prevent pregnancy. It works by stopping a woman’s egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization (pregnancy) is prevented. No contraceptive method is 100 percent effective.

What are the side effects of desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets?

Nausea, vomiting, headache, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles/feet (fluid retention), or weight change may occur. Vaginal bleeding between periods (spotting) or missed/irregular periods may occur, especially during the first few months of use.

What is the brand name for desogestrel?


Clinical data
Trade names Cerazette, Lovima, Hana, others
Other names DSG; ORG-2969; 3-Deketo-11-methylene-17α-ethynyl-18-methyl-19-nortestosterone; 11-Methylene-17α-ethynyl-18-methylestr-4-en-17β-ol
AHFS/Drugs.com Micromedex Detailed Consumer Information
MedlinePlus a601050

What is generic Yaz called?

Loryna is a generic version of Yaz. Yaz is a brand-name drug. This article describes how these two birth control pills are similar and different. It may help you decide if Yaz or Loryna is right for you.

Is drospirenone like spironolactone?

Drospirenone, a spironolactone analog, has the theoretic potential to elevate potassium levels. However, in an eight-month study of 80 women taking ethinyl estradiol/drospirenone, no changes in serum potassium levels were noted.

Can levonorgestrel cause high cholesterol?

Formulations with levonorgestrel increase LDL-cholesterol levels by 10% and triglyceride levels by up to 50%, whereas HDL-cholesterol levels are decreased by up to 15%.

Is desogestrel a good pill?

Desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol has an average rating of 5.3 out of 10 from a total of 1387 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 35% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

Who should not take desogestrel?

Do not use this medicine together with medicine to treat hepatitis C virus infection, including ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, with or without dasabuvir. Do not use this medicine if you smoke cigarettes or if you are over 35 years of age.

Is Cerelle and desogestrel the same?

Cerelle is a brand name for desogestrel 75 microgram tablets. It can be taken by most women, including breastfeeding mothers, heavy smokers and those with high blood pressure, migraine or a risk of blood clots.

What is Loryna generic for?