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Levlite Dosage

There is only one standard Levlite dosage, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. You can start Levlite on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. Take one tablet at the same time each day, and start a new pack immediately after you finish the first. You must follow Levlite dosing instructions carefully to prevent pregnancy.

Levlite Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose of Levlite® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your Levlite dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Even though Levlite is very effective when taken as directed, not taking Levlite correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
 
(Levlite is equivalent to Lessina® and Sronyxbirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to both of these medications.)
 

Starting Levlite for the First Time

When you take Levlite for the first time, you can start it either on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period starts. It is thought that starting on Sunday may decrease the chance that you will have your periods on the weekends (although this is not always the case).
 
If you start Levlite on the first day of your period (a "day 1 start"), you do not need any backup contraception. If you choose a Sunday start, you need to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) for the first week. If the first day of your period happens to be on a Sunday, treat this as a day 1 start (no backup needed).
 
Check with your healthcare provider for more specific instructions if you are starting Levlite after a birth, miscarriage, or abortion, or are switching from a different birth control pill, patch, ring, or injection.
 
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