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Levora (Levonorgestrel / Ethinyl Estradiol) - Summary

 
 



LEVORA SUMMARY

WATSON PHARMA
Revised: May 2005
IN-5262/S
PHYSICIAN LABELING
Levora ® 0.15/30-28
(levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 0.15 mg/0.03 mg)
Rx only

Levora ® 0.15/30-28 Tablets provide an oral contraceptive regimen consisting of 21 white tablets containing levonorgestrel 0.15 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg followed by 7 peach tablets containing inert ingredients. Levonorgestrel is a totally synthetic progestogen with the chemical name (–)-13-Ethyl-17-hydroxy-18,19-dinor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one. Ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen with the chemical name 19-Nor-17α-pregna-1,3,5(10)-trien-20-yne-3,17-diol.

Oral contraceptives are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Levora (Levonorgestrel / Estradiol)

Improved access to female-controlled contraception is needed to help women experiencing intimate partner violence
Source: Sexual Health / STDs News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
Access to female-controlled contraceptive methods must be improved in order to help women and girls to counteract any risks to their reproductive health caused by intimate partner violence and...

Research reveals more than half of young women who have abortions were using contraception when they fell pregnant
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2014.04.30]
Reproductive health charity Marie Stopes UK has launched the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of women aged 16-24 having one or more abortions.

Long-Acting Contraceptives Still Often Not Free for Women
Source: MedPage Today OB/Gyn [2014.10.12]
(MedPage Today) -- ACA's promise of free contraception still often unfulfilled.

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.10.04]
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include the impact of contraception on teen pregnancy, mechanical versus tissue heart valves, acupuncture for knee pain, and early gluten introduction and celiac disease.

Free birth control reduces teen pregnancies and abortions
Source: Abortion News From Medical News Today [2014.10.03]
Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared...

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Clinical Trials Related to Levora (Levonorgestrel / Estradiol)

Effects of Administration of Fostamatinib on Blood Concentrations of an Oral Contraceptive in Healthy Female Subjects [Recruiting]
A crossover study to assess the effect of repeated doses of fostamatinib on the levels of oral contraceptive (Microgynon® 30) in the blood of healthy female subjects. The study will consist of a screening period of up to 35 days, followed by 2 treatment periods (28 days each) of an oral contraceptive (Microgynon® 30) in the absence and presence of fostamatinib. The study will also evaluate the safety and tolerability of fostamatinib in combination with an oral contraceptive

AZD6140 Oral Contraceptive Interaction Study [Recruiting]

A Study to Investigate the Potential Pharmacokinetic Interaction of Perampanel With Oral Contraceptives in Healthy Female Subjects [Recruiting]

A Study of Efficacy and Safety With the Transdermal Contraceptive System Versus Triphasil. [Completed]
The purpose of the study was to compare the contraceptive efficacy and safety of the transdermal patch to Triphasil.

A Study to Evaluate Suppression of the Pituitary-Ovarian Axis With Three Different Oral Contraceptive Regimens [Completed]
This is a randomized, open-label study to evaluate pituitary ovarian suppression in healthy, reproductive-aged women using three different regimens of oral contraceptives (OCs). Two extended regimen OCs, Seasonale (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol 0. 15/0. 03 mg for 84 days followed by 7 days of placebo), and Seasonique (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol 0. 15/0. 03 mg for 84 days followed by 7 days of ethinyl estradiol 0. 01 mg), and a 28-day regimen OC, Portia (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol 0. 15/0. 03 mg for 21 days followed by 7 days of placebo).

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PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Levora has an overall score of 8.50. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 7. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Levora review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Birth Control Pill
Dosage & duration:   .15/.03 (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Painful Menstruations
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pills regulated my menstrual cycle and reduced the occurance of cramps (so severe that I was often bed ridden). Other birth control pills that I had taken previously had undesirable side effects, such as weight gain, which I have not experienced with Levora.
Side effects:   I have headaches, and occasionally migraines, during my menstruation.
Comments:   One pill, once a day, preferably around the same time.

 

Levora review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Contraception
Dosage & duration:   one pill a day taken 4 months and then 1 week of placebo for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   protection against pregnancy.
Side effects:   decreased vaginal lubrication and sex drive
Comments:   I take the pill continuously, skipping the placebos and thus my period for four months, followed by one week of placebos. My mood, energy and hormonal balance remain constant, particularly compared to other pills but unfortunately so has my sex drive. The changes in sexual feelings are clearly related to the pill because as soon as I take the placebos I experience a huge elevation in sex drive. That is not much motivation to keep taking them but aside from spermicidal barrier methods that cause irritation and invasive procedures such as the IUD, I don't know what other options I have.

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Page last updated: 2014-10-12

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