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Type

Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP)

Uses

Treats Acne
Regulates Periods
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Prevents Pregnancy
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Anemia
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Active Ingredients

Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [150mcg]

Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30mcg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.

Discuss use with a doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Altavera
Portia
Lillow
Kurvelo
Ayuna

Name Brand

Nordette

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

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Jolessa

New Questions

Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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What is Levora?

Levora is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Levora is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods, and more.

If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs)IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.

How to Use Levora

It’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Levora before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of white active pills, you’ll switch to seven peach-colored ones. These are inactive pills with no hormones that are there to get you in the habit of taking your pill every day.

Dosage

Levora uses a blend of two hormones, estrogen(Ethinyl Estradiol, 30 mcg), and progesterone (Levonorgestrel, 150 mcg).

Benefits of Levora

  1. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.
  2. You can use it to make #PeriodsOptional. Just skip the last week of pills and go straight into the next pack. See our CEO/Founder’s talk on the bottom of this page
  3. Improves acne.

Levora Birth Control Side Effects

The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when taking Levora. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, swollen feet or ankles, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, fewer mood swings, and other perks are fairly common. The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented. Symptoms include heart disease, blood clotting, shortness of breath, migraines, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, and fainting. Those who wear contacts or are nearsighted may notice vision problems as well.

These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare. The risk is about 3-6 women out of 10,000 per year using the medication might get a blood clot.

Order Levora Birth Control Online + Free Delivery

Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Levora or another generic equivalent: Chateal, Marlissa, Altavera, Portia, Lillow, Kurvelo, or Ayuna for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

WILL LEVORA CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

Some women worry about weight gain when taking Levora and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS LEVORA BIRTH CONTROL?

Levora is as effective as any other birth control pill. Because of the fewer days on placebo (4 vs 7), it has a lower risk of breakthrough ovulation. Birth control pills are 99.7% effective if PERFECTLY used (in a research study) and 93% effective in “regular use” (when real people use it and mess up every now and then).

HOW MUCH DOES LEVORA COST WITHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Levora is pretty affordable because it’s a generic brand.  Levora pills are $15/pack (3 pack minimum) or $20/pack for 1 pack to cover shipping, handling, and overhead. You can also save money by choosing one of several other Levora generics, such as Chateal, Marlissa, Altavera, Portia, Lillow, Kurvelo or Ayuna. Generics have the SAME active ingredients and dosage as the name brand. Watch our video explaining generics vs. brand birth control pills.

IS LEVORA A COMBINATION PILL?

Yes, Levora is a combination pill that has estrogen and progesterone as active ingredients.

Estrogen containing birth control like Levora may not be right for you, depending on your medical history. Tell your doctor if you have a history of health problems like epilepsy, cancer, heart disease, blood clots, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or high blood pressure.

IS LEVORA A LOW DOSE BIRTH CONTROL?

This depends on your definition of low dose. In the old days, pills had 110mcg of estrogen and then 50 mcg. So, when research says low dose, they mean anything under 50 mcg of estrogen. When we say low dose at Pandia Health we mean anything less than 30 mcg of estrogen which is NOT good for your bones if you are under the age of 30 years old. We recommend that you use at least 30mcg if you are under 30 years old.

DOES LEVORA CAUSE ACNE?

Levora birth control should not cause acne. In fact, it can improve your acne. Levora birth control pill can help to clear up your skin, especially if you skip your period with it.

Is important to know that pretty much every kind of prescription birth control comes with a tiny risk of allergies, including Levora. The symptoms are usually mild and include rashes, itching, dizziness. If you experience trouble breathing or swollen lips, throat, or tongue, call 911.

IS LEVORA A COMBINATION PILL?

Yes, Levora birth control pill combines two hormones (progesterone and estrogen).