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What Is Kurvelo Used For?

Kurvelo is prescribed to help prevent pregnancy. This birth control pill works by combining a progestin and an estrogen, which is why it is referred to as a "combined contraceptive." Kurvelo is also used for reasons other than preventing pregnancy, such as treating acne, heavy menstrual periods, and PMDD. However, these are considered off-label (unapproved) reasons to use this product.

An Overview of Kurvelo Uses

Kurvelo® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive, more commonly known as a birth control pill (or simply "the pill"). It is available by prescription only and is a generic version of Nordette®.
In addition to being effective and easy to use, Kurvelo offers the following benefits:
  • Lighter, shorter, and more regular and predictable menstrual bleeding
  • Less menstrual pain and cramping
  • Decreased risk of ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
Like most birth control pills, Kurvelo falls into the category of combined hormonal contraceptives, as it contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (levonorgestrel). Birth control pills are often a great contraceptive choice for many women. However, combined hormonal contraceptives may increase the risk of blood clots and other problems, and not all women should take combined hormonal contraceptives (see Precautions and Warnings With Kurvelo for more information).
As with almost all methods of birth control, combined hormonal contraceptives must be used correctly and consistently. More importantly, Kurvelo does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In many situations, it is advisable to use condoms in addition to Kurvelo to prevent transmission of STDs.
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